By Sue Grafton
He was once young-maybe twenty or so-and he needs to as soon as were a handsome child. Kinsey might see that. yet now his physique was once coated in scars, his face half-collapsed. It saddened Kinsey and made her curious. She might see he was once in loads of soreness. yet for 3 weeks, as Kinsey'd watched him him doggedly figuring out on the neighborhood gymnasium, placing himself via a grueling exercise session, he by no means spoke.
Then one Monday morning while there has been nobody else within the fitness center, Bobby Callahan approached her. His tale was once not easy to credits: a murderous attack via a tailgating vehicle on a lonely rural street, a roadside destroy right into a canyon four hundred ft less than, his Porsche a naked wreck, his ally lifeless. The medical professionals had controlled to place his physique again jointly again-sort of. His mother's funds had visible to that. What they couldn't repair was once his brain, couldn't repair the massive chunks of reminiscence burnt up by way of the crash. Bobby knew somebody had attempted to kill him, yet he didn't understand why. He knew he had the foremost to anything that made him risky to the killer, yet he didn't comprehend what it used to be. And he sensed that somebody used to be nonetheless available in the market, able to pounce on the first signal his reminiscence was once coming again. He'd been to the police officers, yet they'd shrugged off his tale. His kinfolk concept he had a screw unfastened. yet he used to be scared-scared to dying. He desired to rent Kinsey.
His case didn't have plenty going for it, yet he was once not easy to withstand: younger, courageous, damage. She took him on. and 3 days later, Bobby Callahan used to be dead.
Kinsey Millhone by no means welshed a deal. She'd been employed to prevent a killing. Now she'd locate the killer.
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Moreland scratched on the back of a gas station receipt, looking for the girlfriend who set up the date between his client and J. T. Cummings, the only person Dana can think of who can corroborate her story. The ﬁrst number is disconnected. The other is the home of a Mexi can woman who sounds to be about eighty. She’s never heard of Dana Moreland. Jay leaves a note on Eddie Mae’s desk: they’ve got to ﬁnd the witness. He gets home late, after eight o’clock. Bernie is already in bed, snoring. She left a plate for him on the stove.
Charlie passes on a cross-exam. For his direct, he walks a sta pled stack of papers to the judge’s bench: the cop’s afﬁdavit and the original police report. The judge reads the pages in silence while they all wait. The court reporter checks a chipped nail. The bailiff looks at his watch. Out in the hallway, they can hear rubber soles squeaking on the linoleum and one side of an argu ment about who has the best catﬁsh plate, Delﬁna’s on Main or Guido’s. Finally, Judge Hicks looks up, looks right at Jay.
By now, he’s onto the hustle. “If I could just get a little money,” the guy starts. “I’ll pay you back, I swear. ” Jay stands and shows him to the door. The hooker is the only bright spot on the horizon. He tries a couple of phone numbers Ms. Moreland scratched on the back of a gas station receipt, looking for the girlfriend who set up the date between his client and J. T. Cummings, the only person Dana can think of who can corroborate her story. The ﬁrst number is disconnected. The other is the home of a Mexi can woman who sounds to be about eighty.