By John Sandford
The crime spree must have ended whilst Lucas Davenport killed the feminine financial institution robber in the course of the shoot-out. yet it’s simply starting, as the woman’s husband isn’t approximately to permit Lucas—or someone he loves—escape retribution.
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Lucas,” she acknowledged, exasperated, whilst he complete. “Nobody can locate me on the sanatorium. no one. those that paintings there can’t locate me, until they've got my schedule—and part the time they can’t locate me then. I’ve bought jobs coated up all week. I simply can’t bypass them simply because there are a few lunatics working round in the market. ” “The challenge is, you’re a lure,” Lucas acknowledged. “You may perhaps deliver a hell of loads of hassle down at the heads of everyone round you. And now we all know they’ve obtained a cop feeding them info . . . ” “Look,” she stated. “Let’s do that. Let’s inform every person— everyone, together with the police—that I’m within the lodge. we will be able to sneak me in at evening, and I’ll pass round and whinge approximately being caught there, so every person understands I’m round. Then we’ll sneak me out within the morning, and nobody’ll comprehend however the people. ” “Somebody’ll know,” Lucas stated. “Two or 3 humans. you should use men you’re yes of. ” Lucas stated, “How approximately in case you have been interviewed on television tonight—ten mins from now, a part hour—in the inn? approximately what it’s prefer to be close up the following, and wait? So it’ll be on television? ” She nodded. “If that may hold me at the job,” she stated. “I’ll name Jen and spot if she will set it up,” Lucas stated. He made a rapid circle of the room, coming again to the pair of them, picked up Sarah and bounced her. “Want to determine your mother? ” “She’s breaking a huge story,” Sarah acknowledged solemnly. “I imagine she may perhaps take a minute away to work out her kid,” Lucas acknowledged. “Let’s pass check with her. ” 19 los angeles CHAISE used to be MANIC: They’d shot the cop, he acknowledged, his face alight, as if he anticipated Sandy to have a party ready. “What d’ya take into consideration that, huh? What d’ya imagine? ” Sandy, coldly livid, became her face away till the chain got here off, after which stalked up the steps, into the again bed room, the single they acknowledged used to be hers, and slammed the door in LaChaise’s face. She stated no longer a note. She’d felt like a puppy with the chain round her waist, and a mistreated puppy at that. She lay at the stripped-off mattress for part an hour, brooding about Elmore, wondering horses, smelling the peculiar lingering physique odors of strangers. Horses. She acquired up, went out to the lounge. LaChaise and Martin have been consuming, gazing tv. “I’ve received to name a man, to ensure he’s feeding the stock,” she acknowledged. LaChaise shrugged. “Use the mobile phone. It’s in my coat pocket. Don’t speak more’n a minute or so, in case there’s a way they could hint it. and get in touch with from out the following, the place we will pay attention you. ” She nodded, went to his coat, dug round. She came across the stack of images, the pictures of the cop, deep in a single pocket. Ten of them, males at a desk, one black, one white. Which one was once the cop? She listened for a minute, then took of the pictures, the 2 that confirmed all of the faces most sensible, and slipped them into her denims pocket. She positioned the remainder again, discovered the phone, and went out to the hallway the place the boys may possibly pay attention her. Jack White. She knew the quantity, dialed in. Jack’s spouse replied: “Sandy, the place are you, we can’t think . . . ” “It’s now not what anyone thinks,” she acknowledged.