It felt as though I had only just managed to nod off.
The incessant ringing of my mobile standing in its charging dock slowly lifted me from a fitful sleep. At this time of night I didn't want to answer it.
I just wanted it to go away. To skip across my bed-side table and fall to the floor breaking into a thousand pieces.
'Yep?' I groggily answered.
'Joe? No time for your beauty sleep. We've got a call out. The night boys are out on another case so we're up on this one. Pick you up in 15.'
It was my partner D2 Marjory Hendricks as chirpy as ever. The best Homicide Detective that I had ever been partnered with.
She would never learn that fact from me, though.....never!
Not that I was an expert in such things.
Some would whis...