Businessman Mark Adler is found dead in a cryotherapy facility associated with his formerly ailing rugby team, the Causton Lions, coached by Bill Viner, a former player his age, whose career was wrecked by a knee injury. Barnaby and Winter look into club rivalry, notably problematic star player Danny Wickham, and Belinda Braun and her grandson Dominic, who works as innovative festive pastry chef in the former family bakery now owned by Mark's widow Samantha.
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As is common, matters automotive seem to slip through the net. Debbie Gallagher drives what is clearly a green, MK3 Golf. When it is checked, it is described as a pre '98 model (which is correct, it's a 'P' reg) but then they say it's a 4th generation. Nope, definitely a MK3 regardless of how you view it. See more
[a murder victim has been found frozen solid in a cryotherapy chamber that has been cooled to -150 deg C
I'll know more when I get him to the lab. Just don't expect anything quickly.
DCI John Barnaby
Because of under-staffing, budget cuts and a ridiculous workload?
Cos I'll need to defrost him first.
Written by Jim Parker
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