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  • They had used the local police force to do their dirty work this time, maybe thinking that deadheads wouldn't trigger Rowan's exquisitely sensitive antennae for danger.

    Hunter,Healer[SequeltoTheSociety]

  • Philippe, after a row with a customer at Chez Francis, where he had finally gone in, had been taken to the local police station by a uniformed policeman.

    Maigret in Montmartre

  • During the first march, now known as Bloody Sunday, he was among the six hundred marchers who were attacked by state and local police with billy clubs and tear gas.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Although Mrs. Barker was a neighbour, and a wealthy one, that would hardly keep him from referring her to the local police if he thought her problem was of the common or garden variety, yet far from rebuffing her, I could see that he was more than a bit interested.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • As Fentiman was unprovided with a passport and appeared to have no official authority for stopping and questioning travelers, and as his story seemed vague and his manner agitated, the local police had decided to detain Fentiman.

    The Unpleasantness At The Belladonna Club

  • The guy had married again and Spirenza had faxed the local police department with a warning.

    Killing Floor

  • The owner of the Vanden Plas, a doctor making a call, had gone to the local police station after we had left him and added the interesting fact that his tank had been almost empty.

    The Satan Bug

  • Ron Fields and Jean Chandler met early that afternoon with the federal prosecutor for Shelby County, a USMC JAG staff rep, the local police chief, and a captain in the North Carolina State Police.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • “On the 18th of February, which is the interesting part … He reported the theft to his local police station … No one thought of looking for the car in that god-forsaken corner of Puteaux …”

    Maigret and Monsieur Charles

  • Time was all that stood between them and intense questioning by local police — or worse, the Yhelle Equality Rangers.

    Fire Dancer

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