Why had he tortured himself by deciding to be a cop?
Alex was there, looking at her in that tortured way again.
For a moment he continued to stare at her, and then a smile slowly worked its way across the tortured features.
His tortured gaze came back to her, imploring her to help.
To us it is incomprehensible that millions of Christian men killed and tortured each other either because Napoleon was ambitious or Alexander was firm, or because England's policy was astute or the Duke of Oldenburg wronged.