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‘A Thousand Cuts’ By Thomas Mogford

Prologue – Gibraltar, April 1940

Frightened?’ Harry looked across at his superior officer in surprise. He couldn’t imagine Engineer Commander Arthur Baines being frightened of anything.

The older man stopped in the darkness of the road, reaching into his pocket for a pouch of tobacco. ‘Poor choice of word, perhaps,’ he said, as he packed the bowl of his pipe. ‘But it is a daunting thing. To have a child. Suddenly, one finds one has so much to lose.’

Part One – Gibraltar, Present Day

Spike Sanguinetti walked alone up Engineer Road, scuffed leather briefcase swinging from one hand. His destination – Her Majesty’s Prison, Windmill Hill – had replaced the old gaol at the Moorish Castle, a medieval fortress whose crumbling walls had proven a little too porous to criminals intent on escape. Though it was under a mile from Spike’s office, most of the journey was uphill, and the levanter breeze laden with moisture from its passage up the Mediterranean, brought the usual film of sweat to his high tanned brow.

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