The Magus (The Magus Trilogy Book 1)
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Police are called to a murder scene in Fulham. They find a dead body - but no evidence of murder...
Two detectives struggle to find out the truth of the matter. But when a mysterious old man claims that the victim was killed by a satanist, little do they know that their lives will be changed forever...
Suitable for adult readers.
him in a pub, with your Mason friends?" she asked. "I -" Croft tried to begin, but he was left stammering. He was thoroughly embarrassed by the turn the conversation had taken. He glanced at the stranger and noticed he was smiling, as if he was enjoying the difficulty which Croft was now feeling. The stranger decided to jump in before either of the detectives could speak. "I perceive there are a number of questions that you have not yet asked. I know for example that you are wasting your time
some respects. I believe he saw details of the case on Crimewatch the other night, and decided to demonstrate his power, just because he thought he could. He is extremely vain, and an ego which is so large it could easily lead him into self-delusion." "That is not much to go on!" Croft said. "And you discerned all that from standing outside in the storm?" said Peterson. "What exactly were you doing out there?" "Well I said earlier that I doubt you would believe all the answers I would give to
of charcoal tablets, and a container of incense. Mike lit a tablet of charcoal with the aid of a cigarette lighter, and dropped it into the thurible, which he had placed next to the "Tepaphone." Mike waited for the charcoal to "take," and then added a spoonful of the incense. It was a special "Fire" blend made with pure Frankincense, which Mike had made up for him by a lady who lived in Chiswick. A plume of perfumed smoke arose from the thurible filling the room with its sweet odour, and making
Peterson in great danger - that was bad enough. Assaulted - kidnapped - perhaps she had been raped as well! Croft eyed the items of women’s clothing that had been left on the stairs. He shuddered again. Then there was the fact that the main suspect had allegedly attempted to kill before. Yet there had been no evidence that could make it a proper murder enquiry. "Actually murdering people is not his MO," Croft thought, trying to console himself. "Perhaps he won't really harm her." Then he
confirms everything I feared." "Looks like we’ll have to go through this thing in detail," Bryson said, looking at his partner. At that moment, Penneck's mobile went off. He answered it: "Penneck." The other three looked at their chief as he listened silently, before saying: "Right, I'll tell her." He hung up, and turned to Peterson. "That was my man at the hospital. Apparently DI Croft is being made ready for surgery - he was asking to speak to you." 25 The passenger side