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I stood up. ‘That’s it then. Pop your cassette and we’ll get the gun. ’ I let him have the last word. He had the body language of a man preoccupied with something other than what he was doing. Two preoccupied men together. 3 Williams followed me in his red Camry. He didn’t look too impressed with my house. Most don’t, unless they’re thinking potential. 38 and he put it in a paper bag. Contrary to what people see on television, evidence bags are not made out of plastic. This isn’t environmentalism, just a matter of reducing the risk of contamination.
I was glad he didn’t offer me one because I might have weakened. On the walk I scarcely heard the traffic or felt the pavement under my feet. I was numb, dead to sensation. Williams had to haul me back before I stepped out against a red light into the path of a bus. The adrenalin rush from the near-miss got my brain working again. Two women I’d loved had died early—my ex-wife Cyn of cancer, and Glen Withers, who had virtually suicided. But I hadn’t been emotionally close to either of them at the time they died.
I told him with as few details as possible. ‘That’s tough. ’ ‘I’ll tell you something, Wes,’ I said as I rolled off the table. ’ I showered and went home, denying myself the usual after-workout coffee in the Bar Napoli a few doors away. The activity had done me good. I went straight to the computer and began to look for Lily’s files. I didn’t find any current ones, just a couple of incomplete drafts of stories already published. Lily could be secretive about her work, one of the reasons I never questioned her too closely.