Ash [David Ash 3] by James Herbert

By James Herbert

David Ash – detective of the mystical – is distributed to the mysterious Comraich citadel, secluded deep within the Scottish nation-state, to enquire a wierd, high-profile case: a guy has been came upon crucified – in a room that was once locked. The experiences recommend that the cliff-top fort is being haunted . . .
Who – or what – is the reclusive hooded determine that Ash has obvious from the window jogging around the courtyard within the lifeless of night?
What are the unusual, animal-like sounds that come from the encompassing woods?
And why are the castle’s population so reluctant to speak about what they've got seen?
. . . what Ash finally discovers is really surprising.

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Greg: 1. Slaps me. And maybe it is really me he’s attacking. 2. Points to the door. 3. ” Then I pick up my printout about penguins and obey. #20 Right now they’re a happy couple on the beach, holding hands, maybe experienc-ing a moment of pure joy. But when I get through with them, they’ll be: 1. A psychopathic bride, stained with blood. 2. A severed head, dripping that blood. I put the photograph of the couple into my pocket, where it joins the company of: 1. The crumpled up penguin printout. Though I already know penguins can’t fly.

And maybe I’m not laughing as much as usual. ” I want to tell her the truth, but I don’t want to add to her list of worries. I know she already has: 1. John. Not to mention: 2. The entire world. When Cicely takes my hand, a few tears escape me. And a few more. “It’s the whole slapping thing,” I say, crackle. ” “I’m so sorry,” she says. I’m not Gordon, so I wipe away more and more tears. Cicely puts her arm around me. And the power of my mind isn’t strong enough anymore. The pain floods out, fast and easy.

No,” I say. ” “I know. I’m fine. ” My watch beeps. “I’d better go,” I say. “I’ll tell Svetlana that you’re sorry,” she says. ” And I really mean that. ” I draw a big X over: 2. Nadia. And I press a little too hard, so the pen pokes through the paper. Now there’s a little black dot in my middle of my starburst. I lick my finger to wash the mistake away. But I change my mind. Instead, I add: 1. Another dot. 2. A curved line. Now there’s a little happy face on my knee. It doesn’t make me: 1. Smile.

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