Policemen Aidan Cainne and Silvio Ranaldo find a dead body in an old-style diving suit under an abandoned diving platform and before they can summon help, a pirate adds them to his scorecard of bad deeds. As the Bible says, the wages of sin is death; not Miltonian death in some fiery Hades or a Dante-like Inferno, but the Angel of Death incarnate come to deliver judgment. When the entire world holds it breath and Death looks deep into the murderer's heart, what does a man see reflected in Death's eyes?
Published in Tales of Salt and Sorrow an anthology edited by Dorothy Davies.
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