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By Brett Halliday

Mike Shayne, the fellow with a style for violence, tackles corruption, greed, brutality, and homicide in an action-packed 24 hours within the Kentucky mining city of Centerville.

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Thank you. ’ She took a sip but she hadn’t come to drink coffee or to talk about the past. She hauled up her bag, opened it and took out a long, bulky envelope. It had the look of recycled paper— something from the good guys, the pure at heart. ‘This is from Sydney Casinos. They say they took out an insurance policy on Scott. Standard procedure for senior executives. The payout is $200,000. They deduct about twenty to cover costs of their own, but there’s $180,000 for the girls and me. ’ I drank some of my fast-cooling coffee and resorted to the standard psychiatrist’s ploy.

He knocked back his Perrier and gazed out over the city. It struck me that things looked very different through clean windows. Dirty ones like mine lend a shadowy, double-imaged look. Trees can appear solider than buildings, clouds and roofs can seem to touch. From Oscar’s office everything looked clean-edged and sharp. I think I prefer the shadowy stuff. ‘Yeah,’ he said slowly. ‘They told me there was no way. Still, I reckoned it was worth a shot. ’ ‘As casinos go, it’s the best I’ve seen. ’ I reached into my pocket.

Who knows? Connected to the job at the casino? Or some case he was working on or had worked on? We’ve got good people on it, believe me, but so far there’s nothing. ’ I kept busy and tried to forget that look in Gina Galvani’s blue eyes. The jobs trickled in and I did them and paid bills with the proceeds. Financially, I was treading water and I sometimes felt that I was doing the same in my relationship with Glen. A card appeared in my letterbox informing me that ABC Roofs & Guttering Ltd had detected damage to the capping and coping of my tile roof and inviting me to call them for a quote on the cost of repairs.

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