Archive for November, 2012

Chapter 23

30Nov12

[New readers: to start at chapter 1, click Archives / November 2012 on right hand side] Ludovic was plunged into darkness and silence. The after image of Miriam Flatt and her computer screen faded white on his retina. He didn’t feel anything move. He didn’t feel anything change. His heart was thumping. Gradually his eyes […]


Chapter 22

29Nov12

[New readers: to start at chapter 1, click Archives / November 2012 on right hand side] Professor Flatt and Ludovic both turned to look at the chair on the wooden plinth. The machinery behind flickered and hummed. “I’ve got lots of questions,” said Ludovic. “Where do the people go?” “It’s only one person so far,” […]


Chapter 21

28Nov12

[New readers: to start at chapter 1, click Archives / November 2012 on right hand side] They stepped out of the lift into a short corridor in the basement. The dark vinyl floor was scuffed but the walls seemed freshly painted under the bright strip lighting. There was a faint smell of disinfectant. On either […]


Chapter 20

27Nov12

[New readers: to start at chapter 1, click Archives / November 2012 on right hand side] As he approached the Osborne Reynolds Institute Ludovic looked around in the gathering dusk. He could see nothing unusual about the street or the building. Pushing back the hood of his new coat he looked up into the drizzle. […]


Chapter 19

26Nov12

[New readers: to start at chapter 1, click Archives / November 2012 on right hand side]   Ludovic could see that Belacar wasn’t convinced. The detective had sat back in his chair and folded his arms as the archaeologist tried to explain. “It’s all very circumstantial,” interrupted Belacar eventually. “You are saying that the Osborne […]


Chapter 18

25Nov12

[New readers: to start at chapter 1, click Archives / November 2012 on right hand side] Luke’s name flashed up on Ludovic’s phone. He hadn’t seen his assistant from the dig for several days. “Luke, hello. How are you?” “I’m ok, thanks. I’ve been busy. I’m back in Oxford, trying to write everything up.” “That […]


Chapter 17

22Nov12

[New readers: to start at chapter 1, click Archives / November 2012 on right hand side] “We need to see Professor Flatt again,” Belacar had announced in the car on the way back from Uxbridge. “At the moment the i.d. card is the only piece of evidence that connects to anything. The proximity of the […]