By Paul Lawrence

Within the vein of Bernard Cornwell and George MacDonald Fraser comes the 1st installment in a historic secret sequence set in recovery London and starring the irrepressible Harry Lytle

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The Sweet Smell of Decay (Harry Lytle Chronicles, Book 1)

Within the vein of Bernard Cornwell and George MacDonald Fraser comes the 1st installment in a old secret sequence set in recovery London and starring the irrepressible Harry Lytle

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In der Zwischenzeit rief er seine Mails ab und sah, dass seine Tochter geschrieben hatte. Oh, Mist! Er spürte, wie Entsetzen in ihm aufstieg. Bitte, flehte er insgeheim, hoffentlich hat sie nicht abgesagt! Er öffnete die Mail. Daddy, Änderung des Treffpunkts: Bob’s Caff in der Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park. Bis später, Ally. Bob’s Caff? Bob’s Caff? In Finsbury Park? Was war denn nicht in Ordnung mit dem Tisch, den er im The Richoux reserviert hatte? Aber wenigstens hatte sie nicht abgesagt. Gott, warum sah er sie in der letzten Zeit so selten?

Für Oxford, gratulierte er sich selbst und genoss die beiden Silben in seinem Kopf. Aber – wie ein Kind zog er die Nase kraus – diese Bastarde. Grässliche Kerle. In Oxford war es wieder genauso wie im Kinderheim. Subtiler zwar, aber ich war trotzdem der Prügelknabe, der Außenseiter. Na ja, seht mich jetzt an. Ich bin wahrscheinlich wohlhabender als mein gesamtes College und all seine lebenden Alumni zusammen. Und wie viele Menschen auf dieser Welt hatten wohl schon – anonym – fast hundert Millionen Pfund für wohltätige Zwecke gespendet?

Aber Roddy antwortete nicht und ging einfach weiter. Schließlich gab Joe auf und blieb am Eingang zum Pier stehen. «, rief er klagend. Roddy fluchte, als der klapprige Ford Escort nicht ansprang. Schon zum dritten Mal drehte er den Schlüssel und lauschte dem Orgeln des Anlassers. Wieder klingelte sein Handy. « �Entschuldigung. « �Ah«, sagte Whitaker ernst. « Whitaker war Forschungsassistent am Institut für Meeressäugetiere. Sein wirklicher Name war Peter Grant, aber alle außer seiner Familie nannten ihn Whitaker, weil er angeblich dem Filmstar Forest Whitaker ähnlich sah.

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