Midnight by Stephen Leather

By Stephen Leather

Jack Nightingale stumbled on it challenging adequate to avoid wasting lives whilst he was once a cop. Now he must shop a soul - his sister's. yet to avoid wasting her he has to discover her and they have been separated considering start. whilst all people Jack talks to approximately his sister dies horribly, he realises that somebody, or whatever, is set to maintain them aside. If he'll retailer his sister, he'll need to do what he does top - negotiate. yet any negotiation with the forces of darkness comes at a negative expense. and primary Jack needs to ask himself the query: is each soul worthy saving?

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Jack Nightingale came across it not easy adequate to save lots of lives while he was once a cop. Now he must retailer a soul - his sister's. yet to avoid wasting her he has to discover her and they have been separated given that beginning. whilst each person Jack talks to approximately his sister dies horribly, he realises that somebody, or whatever, is decided to maintain them aside.

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She smiled coyly. ’ she asked. ‘I might just do that,’ he said, and flashed her his movie-star smile. She sipped her wine. ’ He nodded. ’ ‘Why? ’ ‘I told you. So that the coin makes decisions for me. Because if I don’t make decisions myself then it all comes down to fate. ’ She frowned, unable to follow his train of thought. ‘It’s only by throwing in an element of randomness that you can gain control of your life,’ he continued. ‘Everybody should do it. ’ He raised his glass to her. ‘Here’s to you, Mia.

But at least we know who he sold her soul to. Frimost. ’ Nightingale shook his head. ‘We should check in Gosling’s library. ’ He looked at his watch. ’ ‘It’s your call. You pay my wages. ’ ‘Just leave the answering machine on. The run-up to Christmas and New Year is always a quiet time for private detectives. ’ 8 Nightingale stopped the MGB in front of the gates to Gosling Manor and looked across at Jenny expectantly. ’ asked Jenny, climbing out of the car. It was dark and the gates gleamed in the MGB’s headlights.

Ten minutes? ’ 3 A cold wind blew through Nightingale’s paper suit and he shivered. ‘If I get a cold I’ll bloody well sue you,’ he muttered. He and the superintendent were standing in the car park at the rear of the police station. A patrol car had just driven in and large blue metal gates were rattling shut behind it. There were two white police vans and half a dozen four-door saloons parked against the high wall that surrounded the car park. ‘You’re the one that wanted a cigarette,’ said the superintendent.

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