By Lawrence Block, Joe Barrett, Inc. Blackstone Audio
Twelve years in the past, Matthew Scudder lied to a jury to place James Leo Motley in the back of bars. Now the creative psychopath is unfastened. And the alcoholic ex-cop-turned-p.i. needs to pay dearly for his sins. acquaintances and previous fanatics -- even strangers unlucky adequate to proportion Scudder's identify -- are turning up useless. simply because a vengeful maniac is set to not leisure until eventually he is pushed his nemesis again to the bottle...and then to the boneyard.
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Sweetie, you know what I’ve been doing? ” “To keep it from being real. But it’s real. ” She handed me a newspaper clipping and I unfolded it. There was a photograph, a head shot of a middle-aged gentleman. He was wearing glasses and his hair was neatly combed, and he looked confident and optimistic, an expression that seemed out of keeping with the headline. It ran across three columns, and it said, AREA BUSINESSMAN SLAYS WIFE, CHILDREN, SELF. Ten or twelve column inches of text elaborated on the headline.
I can’t hear you. Elaine: I said I don’t know what I’m afraid of. Motley: Are you afraid of me? Elaine: Yes. Motley: That’s good. I’m glad to hear that. I’m not coming over now. Elaine: Oh. Motley: But I’ll be over in a day or two. And I’ll give you what you need, Elaine. I always give you what you need, don’t I? Elaine: I wish you would come over. Motley: Soon, Elaine. When he’d hung up I went back to the living room. She was on the leather sofa and she looked exhausted. She said, “I felt like a bird charmed by a snake.
Come in,” she said. “I apologize for the dramatics. I’m probably being silly, but maybe not. ” 22 Lawrence Block “In a minute. I feel a lot better now that you’re here, but I’m still a little shaky. Let me look at you. ” “Do I? That’s hard to believe. I’ve had some night. I couldn’t stop calling you. ” “Is that all? ” “Five messages may have been better,” I said. “They made it a little harder to ignore. ” “The problem is I’m scared. I feel better now, though. I’m sorry for the inquisition before but it’s impossible to recognize a voice over my intercom.