The relatives of Scots Guardsman Paul McGee were mightily relieved when he left Basra and returned to Scotland to do recruiting work
Master Detective February 2011
The relatives of Scots Guardsman Paul McGee were mightily relieved when he left Basra and returned to Scotland to do recruiting work. They felt that they could relax now that he was back safely. But they were wrong, as they discovered to their horror one night in October 2009.
At 8 o’clock on a cold, foggy December morning, the death bell tolled at the church opposite St. Albans Prison, while a few soldiers billeted in the town were the only people outside the prison gates. The hangmen, their job done, were seen heading for the station, each carrying a black bag and smoking a cigar. Their “client” would turn out to have been the last person hanged at the city’s prison.
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