Detective Carl Dick remained on the line with Jackson for most of the three mile trip.
Finchley Common was formerly one of the most notorious resorts of highwaymen near London; the Great North Road crossed it, and it was a haunt of Dick Turpin and Jack Sheppard, and was still dangerous to cross at night at the close of the 18th century.
Early in 1855 John Percy suggested that cryolite should be more convenient, as it was a natural mineral and might not require purification, and at the end of March in that year, Faraday exhibited before the Royal Institution samples of the metal reduced from its fluoride by Dick and Smith.
"Here," I said, handing detective Dick my phone.
Detective Dick surmised Grasso had telephoned Howie from the hideout and then driven to the rendezvous.