Professor Coke Norris is killed in a hit and run. At the same time Thursday is perturbed to learn that the new owner of the Moonlight Room night club is Vic Kasper,a London gangster with whom he has history. Morse finds proof that Coke Norris visited the club as well as discovering that he was opposed to the sale of college land to build a housing estate. The murder of a cigarette girl from the club used in a blackmail plot to expedite the sale leads Thursday to Kasper as Morse discovers the reason for his superior's hatred of the man and they combine to act when Thursday's daughter is endangered. Morse then works out the real reason for the professor's murder before sitting his sergeant's exams.
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Did You Know?
When Morse visits his mother's grave, it can be seen that his mother's date of death is 1950. As Morse was twelve at that time, his birth date must therefore have been 1938, making him 27 at the time of this story. See more
DI Thursday insinuates that DC Morse's firing range results were very good but the footage of the qualifying at the shooting range shows Morse firing in two shot bursts and the gun barrel during each second shot is obviously pointed way too high to hit the target because of the recoil from the first shot. See more
Prof Alistair Coke Norris
Every story has a beginning - before the gates of Troy; in a certain house in Ithaca; on the road to Thebes. But no matter where it starts, every story has its hero. As often as not, a young man on the journey from innocence to experience.
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