Days before the 1964 General Election manager Patrick Fuller is found dead and the safe robbed at the flour mill he once owned but, financially strapped, he sold for a pittance to prospective Labour M.P. Geoffrey Pershore. Fuller's widow knows he was in an affair with a colleague's wife and the surly foreman, who blackmailed them, is the next corpse to be discovered. Bacchus discovers that Fuller was a Mason and infiltrates the local lodge to find a witness, leading Gently and himself to not one but two killers.
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When Mr. Pershore retrieves the £500 that he had found in Fuller's safe, he and Gently note that the notes are sequential from D671271 to D671371, which would be 101 £5 notes, or £505. See more
Sir, *please* can I go on that course?
Because you don't need to. I can summarise it for you in two sentences. "A Modern Approach to Policing Crime in London. One: Find out where the villains drink. Two: Ask them for a bribe."