By John D. MacDonald
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But Howie was mugged. " I put the couch back on its legs and sat down. "Something doesn't fit, Nina. " "Plummer was threatening to upset a very big applecart. Millions. Assume he was taken out of the picture very cleverly. " "Then why did somebody plunder this place two months later? No, honey. I think this is promising. I think we have a situation where control at the top is not too solid. The people running this are not going to give much of a damn about ten thousand dollars. " "Or somebody who was in it with Howie," she said in a small strained voice.
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Nightmare in Pink (Travis McGee, No. 2) by John D. MacDonald