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DI Tom Thorne has just received a message on his phone, a photo.
The man's face fills the small screen, pasty and distorted. A clump of dark hair across the only visible cheek. The mouth hung open, its lips flecked with white and a sliver of tongue just visible inside. Chins bulged, one above the other; each black and silver stubbled, with a thin red line delineating the two. The single eye in the shot was closed.
Thorne knew what the odds were - he knew that he was looking at a murder victim.