By John Lescroart
Payback is murder.A appealing girl paid it together with her body.Â Â A seedy legal professional used an individual else's money.Â Â It's the vig--the exorbitant curiosity mob personal loan sharks tackle their money.Â Â Now, within the urban by way of the Bay, every person has to pay...Down-and-out-lawyer Rusty Ingraham left in the back of a murdered lady and a houseboat splattered with blood.Â Â All the proof stated Ingraham was once in San Francisco Bay.Â Â Dead.Â Â But a chum of Ingraham's, former cop and prosecutor Dismas Hardy, is not so sure.Â Â And Hardy has to determine, simply because a stone-cold killer, now paroled, as soon as threatened to kill Ingraham and Dismas Hardy both.Now, to save lots of his personal pores and skin, Dismas needs to face down liars and killers on each side of the law.Â Â From mob foot infantrymen to brokenhearted fans to renegade police officers, a dozen lives are tied to the destiny of Rusty Ingraham--and the payback has basically simply begun....
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He paused. ” He drank again, like a drinking man but not hungrily, not like an alcoholic. There was a difference, and Hardy was keyed to it. ” Hardy’s eyes swept the room, proprietary. “Nine years now. ” “That’s great. ” He shrugged. ” “Yep. ” “So what about you? ” Their eyes met a moment, then the flame of Rusty’s smile went out. “I got my car stolen a month ago. It’s still gone. A major hassle. ” Hardy liked that. The N-Judah, which ran behind the Shamrock, was a notoriously slow line. “Otherwise, you pretty much see it, Diz.
It was all inside, as it had been for him. Mama was large. She sat sipping instant coffee at her formica table. Her hair was held by pins and covered, mostly, with a bandanna. She wore a plaid flannel shirt, untucked, over a pair of faded blue jeans that was tearing at the seams by her generous hips. Louis kissed her, spooned some coffee crystals into a mug, poured boiling water over it and sat down across from her. ” Louis shrugged, blowing on his cup. “Get a job. Something. ” He reached over and touched her face.
Glitsky flipped open the cylinder and let the bullets fall, one by one, into the palm of his hand. He put them into the pocket of his blue parka and smelled the weapon. ” “No, sir,” Ling said. ” “Come on, Abe,” Hardy said. ” “My friend here has a rich fantasy life,” Glitsky said. He handed the gun back to Ling. “You think this is Dodge City or what? ” “And this is a murder scene, Diz. ” Hardy turned to Ling. ” “The couple who live on the next boat over were going out for a jog and passed you walking around with a gun in your hand.