By Jeremiah Healy
Cuddy seems for a super lacking boy whose family members doesn’t wish him foundJohn Cuddy’s center is buried in a cemetery overlooking Boston harbor. His spouse, Beth, fought her melanoma for almost a 12 months, and whilst she died Cuddy gave up his morning runs in desire of nightly benders. months after her demise, he's pressured out of his activity as an assurance investigator for refusing to signal his identify to a phony declare. Now he's submitting for unemployment, decreasing on his consuming, and trying to turn into a personal eye. His first actual case is available in the shape of Valerie Jacobs, a junior excessive instructor who was once acquaintances with Beth. Her famous person scholar, the son of a Massachusetts pass judgement on, has vanished, and the neighborhood police haven't any leads. To make his identify as a detective, Cuddy searches for a boy who’s too clever to be chanced on, and whose father would like his son by no means go back.
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Nobody’s as bad as he is,’’ Dot said. ’’ ‘‘Well, stick around for the funeral,’’ she suggested. ’’ ‘‘You’re a big help,’’ Keller said. There was only one Crowder listed in the Martingale phone book. Lyman Crowder, with a telephone number but no address. About a third of the book’s listings were like that. Keller wondered why. Did these people assume everybody knew where they lived in 28 L A W R E N C E B L O C K a town this size? Or were they saddle tramps with cellular phones and no fixed abode?
If he’d wanted to know Edith’s exact reasoning he’d have had to ask her, and that had struck him as a waste of time. More 48 L A W R E N C E B L O C K to the point, the last thing he’d wanted was a chance to get to know her. That just screwed everything up, when you got to know these people. If you were going to ride a thousand miles to kill a man you’d never met, you were really well advised to be the tight-lipped stranger every step of the way. No point in talking to anybody, not the target, not the client, and not anybody else, either.
How long before news of her death found its way to White Plains? The more he thought about it, the longer it seemed likely to take. If there were, as sometimes happened, a whole string of intermediaries involved, the message might very well never get to Garcia. Maybe the simplest thing was to kill Crowder and be done with it. No, he thought. He’d just made a side trip of, yes, more than a thousand miles—and at his own expense, yet—solely to keep from having to kill this legendary Man He Never Met.
Blunt Darts (John Francis Cuddy, Book 1) by Jeremiah Healy