Come Die with Me (A Brock Callahan Mystery)
William Campbell Gault
Brock will get stuck in a deadly triangle among a jockey, a mobster, and L.A.'s best blonde
Gloria Malone is a giant lady with a bit husband, and an issue in simple terms Brock Callahan can clear up. Her jockey beau, Tip, has fallen in with a half-reformed gangster, and Gloria fears difficulty for the pint-sized horseman. yet as Brock fast reveals, L.A.'s criminals have extra to worry from Tip than he does from them. the fast guy has an extended suggest streak, a woman at the part, and 2 illegitimate little ones in addition. Even his horses don't like him. Brock isn't shocked whilst an individual comes to a decision to finish the little gremlin's racing occupation as soon as and for all—with a carving knife.
The global of horse racing is buried lower than a layer of dust that's thicker than the Santa Anita racetrack's dust after a thunderstorm. To penetrate it, Brock must take the whip into his personal hand and do no matter what it takes to stick at the horse.
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Trask smiled back and left. Tommy Self raised his eyebrows. “So lengthy, Tommy,” I stated. “Your Harvard judgment of right and wrong should be angry. thank you for coming down.” “Don’t thank me,” he acknowledged cooly. “Thank your buyer. He’ll pay for my time.” “It’s a woman,” I corrected him. “Of course,” he stated. “I must have identified. it usually is.” He waved and went out. Pascal used to be respiring seriously. I acknowledged, “Easy, Sergeant. Politics we'll continuously have. And politicians. whereas operating stiffs such as you and that i do the.
One, inform me for what hours i would like it and for what reason.” They have been either silent. “Shall I cell my attorney?” I requested. “You fellows can wait out within the car.” “We can take either one of you over to the station,” Pascal acknowledged. I nodded. “It’s your choice, Sergeant. I’ve acknowledged my case.” one other silence, after which he requested, “What received you so labored up?” “Officer Caroline’s beginning comment. I contemplate it vulgar and demeaning.” “Demeaning …?” Caroline requested. “What’s that?” Pascal approved himself a.