By Donald E. Westlake, Tucker Coe
Disgraced ex-cop Mitch Tobin is digging in his basement whilst he meets Ronald Cornell. A homosexual guy from downtown Brooklyn whose companion was once lately murdered, Cornell wishes Tobin’s assistance in an research that the NYPD has declared hopeless. Tobin sympathizes—he as soon as misplaced a companion of his personal, a fellow cop whose loss of life he used to be partly in charge for—and asks how he might help. Cornell has an inventory of six suspects, and all he must find out about them is the place they have been born and at what time, so he could make their famous person charts. Tobin has simply met the world’s first astrological detective.
He attempts to maintain out of Cornell’s harebrained research, however the cosmos has different plans. Whoever murdered Cornell’s lover isn't via with killing, and Tobin needs to delve deep into the lives a bunch of neighbors much more margin
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Loudermilk sighed and said, “Your turn in the ambulance, Fletcher,” then took the shotgun away from me. Jamie said, “Thanks a lot, Jack. ” “Depends how you spell it,” Flynn said. Jamie helped Fletcher to his feet, then followed him as he ambled to the ambulance. Loudermilk explained to me—quite patiently, I thought, 28 L EE C HARLES K ELLEY under the circumstances—that my only reason for being allowed at the scene was that Animal Control couldn’t make it for another couple of hours or so and that I was familiar with the dog.
But when that same wolf—working in glorious synchronicity with his packmates—bites into a galloping deer or a cornered elk and feels the moist, hot, massive ﬂesh tear away from the ani- M URDER U NLEASHED 33 mal’s heaving body, while his packmates are all emotionally aligned to the same purpose, and are all ﬁlled with the same wild emotions, that, my friends, is pure ecstasy. I should know. I was a wolf in a former life. This didn’t make my journey across the road to Judge Merton’s Cadillac any less nerve-wracking.
It turned out that Beth Stevens, the owner of the dog, was Judge Merton’s daughter, then she repeated M URDER U NLEASHED 25 Quentin’s theory of the case. “Near as we can ﬁgure, the dog attacked the judge while he was driving. ” I thought it over. “Well, I can tell you for a fact that the dog didn’t do it,” I said. ” “You ain’t seen the body, Jack,” Quent said. “Me, I had a quick look through the door. ” Loudermilk snorted. ” She turned and walked away. I let out a long sigh and shook my head. The last thing I wanted was to get mixed up in another police investigation.
A Jade in Aries (The Mitchell Tobin Mysteries) by Donald E. Westlake, Tucker Coe