Dalgliesh finds his investigations getting in the way of his romantic life, and also hampered by security services.
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[Adam writes a letter to Emma, and then races to the station to meet her off the train; she has already told him that if he is not there to meet her, she will know there is no future for them
"Emma. I have told myself that I am writing this because it will give you time to consider before you reply - but that may only be cowardice. To read a rejection will be more bearable than to see it in your eyes. I have no reason to hope. You *know* that I love you, but my love gives me no claim...