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The Seventh Virgin

By Gerald and Chris Verner

1950s London: when Constable Joe Bentley of the Thames River Police rescues what he thinks is a naked woman from the freezing waters of the River Thames, nothing is what it seems.

For the woman turns out to be an exquisitely modelled tailor’s dummy… stuffed with thousands of pounds’ worth of banknotes.

Later, that same morning, the dead body of a man is found further downriver.

Superintendent Budd of Scotland Yard, under pressure to prevent millions of counterfeit notes from entering general circulation, is certain there’s a connection that links these incidents.

But in order to prove his hunch, Budd needs hard facts. And hard facts are only found by unearthing firm evidence.

Aided by brave WPC Glenda Lane, his investigation leads him and his colleagues to endure one of the most dangerous and longest days of their lives…

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