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Paul Mulchrone spends a few hours a week sitting with and talking to elderly patients in hospitals and hospices. He has one of those faces, unremarkable yet familiar, so that the patients believe him to be their husband, brother or son. Now this all sounds very dodgy but he’s not doing it to con the patients. He’s not exactly doing it out the goodness of his heart either though but to comply with the terms of a great-aunt’s legacy. To keep his house and the small monthly allowance which comes with it, he must carry out at least six hours charitable work a week. It is during one such visit that the terminally ill man he is sitting with rather unexpectedly tries to kill him then promptly dies, leaving Paul injured and the focus of a murder enquiry! It’s a case of mistaken identity of course but soon Paul finds…

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