By Dick Francis
Architect Lee Morris has plans to revive Stratton Park racecourse to its former grandeur. however the combative Stratton heirs have violent plans in their personal.
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The documents were all OK, I had only to sign the report. Every time I’ve seen Wennerström’s name in the press since then I think about Minos, and not least because some years later, in the midnineties, my bank was doing some business with Wennerström. ” “No, nothing that obvious. We both made money on the deals. It was more that . . I don’t know quite how to explain it, and now I’m talking about my own employer, and I don’t want to do that. But what struck me—the lasting and overall impression, as they say—was not positive.
It was at Milton Security’s Christmas party one evening in December, and for once he was not sober. Nothing inappropriate had happened—he had just tried to tell her that he actually liked her. Most of all he wanted to explain that he felt protective towards her, and if she ever needed help with anything, she should not hesitate to come to him. He had even tried to give her a hug. All in friendliness, of course. She had wriggled out of his clumsy embrace and left the party. After that she had not appeared at the ofﬁce or answered her mobile.
The lawyer scrutinised Salander with searching eyes, and Armansky noticed that for the ﬁrst time since she began her report, the client was 45 showing more than a polite interest. He made a mental note that the Wennerström affair held a certain interest for Frode. Correction, Armansky thought at once, Frode was not interested in the Wennerström affair—it was when Salander hinted that Blomkvist was set up that Frode reacted. ” Frode said. ” “Everything in Blomkvist’s background shows that he’s a very careful reporter.