By Donald E. Westlake, Tucker Coe
Disgraced ex-cop Mitch Tobin is digging in his basement while he meets Ronald Cornell. A homosexual guy from downtown Brooklyn whose associate was once lately murdered, Cornell desires Tobin’s counsel in an research that the NYPD has declared hopeless. Tobin sympathizes—he as soon as misplaced a accomplice of his personal, a fellow cop whose demise he used to be partly dependable for—and asks how he may help. Cornell has an inventory of six suspects, and all he must learn 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 acquaintances much more margin
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Jaywalker considered the implications of that for a moment. It might make Amanda a more credible witness if he were to put her on the stand. She could come off as hostile enough to Carter to have left him, but at the same time she could back him up on any factual or character matters. ” asked Jaywalker, doing his best to summon up an appropriate measure of righteous indignation at the idea. “Nobody,” said Drake. ” Jaywalker shifted his weight in his chair. “What I was about to tell you,” he said, “was that your wife, estranged or not, would like me to take over for Mr.
He had the troopers trace Drake’s movements over the twelve hours preceding the crash. Apparently they can put him in a sports club over in Nyack. ” “Wonderful,” said Jaywalker. They talked for another twenty minutes, following which Mermelstein made Jaywalker copies of whatever documents he had in his file. There wasn’t much: the felony complaint, Drake’s rap sheet, a summary of an accident report prepared by the state police and a couple of other pieces of paper. “Firestone hasn’t exactly flooded you with discovery,” Jaywalker observed.
Old times always included the East New York adventure, now well past the five-year statute of limitations. It wasn’t until the fourth round of drinks, and the third round of men’s-room visits, that Jaywalker handed Jimmy the envelope. To the untrained eye, it might have looked as if Jimmy was a cop on the take, accepting a payoff of some sort from a civilian. But the untrained eye would have been fooled. There was no money inside the envelope. What was in it were half a dozen subpoenas duces tecum, demands for copies of all the police reports that had been generated in the case against Carter Drake III.
A Jade in Aries (The Mitchell Tobin Mysteries) by Donald E. Westlake, Tucker Coe