Here is an excerpt of the coming David Alix thriller. Actually in writing:
No one had seen Garnier for about two months before his body was found. No one was worried. First of all, because not many cared about what would happen to him, and secondly, because he used to disappear for a while from time to time.
Obviously, he had been sequestered for a while under tough conditions. According to the medical examiner, he must have been locked in somewhere for more than a month. For at least twenty days, he didn’t have anything to eat other than cockroaches and very little water. He was reduced to drink his own urine.
Garnier was given the so-called “Glasgow smile”, also called “Chelsea smile”. The Glasgow smile is a wound caused by making small cuts on the corners of a victim’s mouth, then beating or stabbing him or her until the muscles in the face contract, causing the cuts to extend up the cheeks to the victim’s ears. This leaves a scar in the shape of a smile, hence the name.
From the marks on his body, the examiner concluded that Garnier got the small cuts on the corner of his mouth and that he then was tied to the ceiling, sometimes upside down, and was used as a punching bag. This must have happened on a regular basis because his brain had actually shrunk because of the violence.
Then, at a moment, he was given a crown of iron with spikes on the inside and this was literally hammered on his head so it got hooked on his skull.
After several weeks of this treatment, Nicolas Garnier died and was dumped like garbage.
This violent treatment, the Glasgow smile which is often used by different gangs made the police think of some kind of settling of accounts between Garnier and a gang.
They were working on this lead when they found the body of Thomas Schneider.
Tomas Schneider was 31 years old and had been missing for about three months when they found his body in…