Harriet Makepeace's best friend Sarah is raped and murdered on a train to London. The victim's father, Judge Hackett forbids an autopsy done on her body, leading the investigation to focus on one possible suspect seen by Makepeace: a slightly retarded man called John Bates. Written by
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A man states that he detected raised level of the HCG in blood, and that it "sometimes occurs in males in their late twenties". The HCG - which he properly identifies as human chorionic gonadotropin - is produced only by the placenta ("chorion" in Greek - hence the name), and therefore is an indication of the pregnancy (all home-use pregnancy tests detect HCG in urine, while laboratory pregnancy tests detect it in blood) - recent studies show that it may also be a cancer marker in some rare types of uterine cancers. Needless to say, at the present level of science it is not possible that a male body would produce HCG - men do not have uteruses, and cannot get pregnant. See more
This is my partner, leftennant Dempsey from New York.
[smiles, slaps her on the back
I use the term loosely.