By M Hall
While legal professional, Jenny Cooper, is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she's hoping for a quiet lifestyles and area to get over a aggravating divorce, however the workplace she inherits from the lately deceased Harry Marshall includes ignored documents hiding darkish secrets and techniques and a path of buried facts. may the tragic dying in custody of a tender boy be associated with the plain suicide of a teenage prostitute and the destiny of Marshall himself? Jenny's interest is aroused. Why was once Marshall behaving so surprisingly ahead of he died? What injustice was once he making plans to discover? And what prompted his abrupt switch of middle? within the face of strong and sinister forces decided to maintain either the reality hidden and the complicated coroner in fee, Jenny embarks on a lonely and hazardous one-woman campaign for justice which threatens not just her occupation but in addition her sanity.
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Not personally. I phone Mr Hamer, the deputy in Bristol Central. ' 'I see,' Jenny said, forming a picture of this cosy arrangement. A deputy coroner in another part of the city, not even troubling to look at the files, taking the word of a retired police officer that no further investigation was required. 'I don't know what you've been told, Mrs Trent, but it was made plain to me by the Ministry of Justice that I was to overhaul this office and make it part of the modern Coroner's Service. ' Alison was incredulous.
But having covered Danny's case, it seems to me that the truth never made it into the open. Not by a long way. And then there's Marshall's death . ' 'It's been dealt with. ' 'What about Section 13 of the Coroner's Act 1988? ' Jenny felt the muscles in her throat tighten. She swallowed, resisting a powerful urge to slam down the receiver. ' 'If you look for it, you might find it. ' Jenny slowly lowered the receiver on to the cradle, adrenalin coursing through her veins. Half a day into the job and a journalist was already trying to catch her out.
She heard Alison arrive back in the outer office and exclaim in surprise. She appeared in the doorway clutching a sheaf of papers. 'Didn't you see this on the fax, Mrs Cooper? ' She handed the still-warm sheets of paper across the desk. 'About time,' Jenny said, and glanced at Peterson's conclusion: heroin overdose. 'I shouldn't count on him making a habit of it. Just trying to impress you, I expect. What would you like me to do first? ' 'That'd be good. But before you do - I had a call from a Tara Collins at the Bristol Evening Post.