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. pals and previous fanatics -- even strangers unlucky adequate to proportion Scudder's identify -- are turning up lifeless. simply because a vengeful maniac is decided to not relaxation till he is pushed his nemesis again to the bottle...and then to the boneyard.

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I wanted coffee, if it was ready, and I wanted to work out how we were going to play the scene. I walked into the living room and turned toward the kitchen and stopped in my tracks, because he was standing there with his back to the window and Elaine at his side and a little in front of him. He had one hand on her arm, just above the elbow, and with the other he was gripping her wrist. He said, “Put the gun down. ” The gun wasn’t pointed at him, and I wasn’t holding it right, I didn’t have my finger anywhere 50 Lawrence Block near the trigger.

Then he let go of me and I was holding on to the wall for support and he fucking grinned at me. ” “If this clown calls again—” A TICKET TO THE BONEYARD 37 “I’ll tell him to shit in his hat. ” “Motley. ” She nodded. “And he didn’t ask me to call him Jimmy, either. James Leo Motley. ” “Writing it down. ” “And I might as well see if we’ve got a sheet on him. ” “James Leo Motley,” she said. “If you lose your memo book, just call me. ” I couldn’t find an address for him, but I did pull his yellow sheet.

Her lawfully wedded husband? Her demon lover? Her twin brother, separated from her at birth? Her longlost bastard son? ” It’s funny what you notice. I kept looking at his hands. They still gripped her arm at the wrist and above the elbow. She’d told me how much strength he had in his hands, and I didn’t doubt her word, but they didn’t look that strong. They were large hands and his fingers were long, and knobby at the knuckle joints. The fingernails were short, clipped clear to the quick, and they had well-defined moons at their bases.

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