The Private Practice of Michael Shayne (Mike Shayne, Book 2)
For the sake of his buddies, Mike Shayne tangles with blackmailers—and a murderer
The day he met Phyllis Brighton, Mike Shayne kept her from leaping out a window— and he has been rescuing her ever given that. First he helped her beat a homicide wrap; now he’s attempting to pry her clear of the sleaziest legal professional in Dade County: Harry Grange. A mouthpiece for each criminal in Miami, Grange is operating a blackmail racket while Shayne sees him with Phyllis on his arm at a neighborhood playing corridor. Shayne warns his good friend to ditch her crooked beau, yet she is just too proud to take his suggestion. regrettably for her, the connection will finish with murder.
Shayne will get the decision simply after he will get again to his workplace. Harry Grange has been chanced on useless at the sands of Miami seashore. Even worse, Shayne’s gun is lacking and his pal Larry Kincaid can have used it to gun down the blackmailing attorney. to avoid wasting his neighbors, Mike Shayne should outsmart the cleverest killer on the town.
Your attorney pal. Hell’s bells—” “You speak too goddamned a lot along with your mouth, Passo,” Marv interrupted silkily. “What the hell does it subject? this hard child ain’t gonna repeat nothin’ I say. Are you, toughie?” Shayne didn’t say something. Moonlight glistened on nonetheless water through the aspect of the line forward the place a canal were dredged within the swamp to accumulate a fantastic base for the Tamiami path around the Everglades, and for the extra function of draining the marshy land. Marv said,.
Cognac he had left at the desk final evening. there has been a great arms of liquor in it. He tipped it up and emptied the bottle with no taking it from his stiff, sore lips. An ague seized him. He fought opposed to it and went to the phone and quietly gave the operator a Miami cellphone quantity, waited for a solution. He may well pay attention the bell ringing monotonously in the house of Will Gentry, leader of Miami detectives. After many years, Gentry’s sleepy voice stated, “Hello.” Shayne positioned his lips.
and massive in a light, perspiring face, and she or he patted stringy locks of wet darkish hair again into position with a hand reddened from contemporary immersion in sizzling water. She stated, “It’s you, Michael,” in a drained, flat monotone. Shayne nodded. “Have you heard from Larry yet?” “No. not anything because the telegram I informed you approximately this morning.” She got here as regards to him with fright displaying in her eyes. “Is whatever mistaken, Michael?” Shayne’s vast arms stuck her elbows approximately and he regarded down into her eyes.
used to be dismay, virtually disbelief, within the girl’s voice. Marco rumbled, “Yes, Harry Grange,” at his daughter. “This is nearly as good a time as any to determine for your self that he’s only a reasonable entrance man.” “I don’t think it.” Her chin used to be set, obdurate, her voice shrill. She got here to her toes and took a long-limbed stride ahead. “This entire factor is simply a put-up job.” Her eyes flashed from John Marco to Shayne, low-lidded and suspicious. “It sounded rehearsed from the beginning,” she ended angrily.
Forbade the turning over of my property or cash to the fellow I married. I couldn’t have helped Arnold—even if I had sought after to.” Phyllis took good thing about a quick pause within the woman’s tale and became at the dim gentle of a lamp in a much nook of the room. She dragged her chair a bit towards Shayne’s whilst she got here again. Shayne moved seriously, sat up with either palms gripping the chair palms. He began to converse, yet sank again back whilst Leora Thrip shuddered and stated: “Arnold Thrip is an effective.