By J. D. Robb
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A mystery research into the dying of a fellow police officer has Eve Dallas treading on harmful flooring. each step she takes brings her toward a disagreement with humanity's so much seductive kind of evil.
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She likes to ride,” I said. Mary Lou closed her door and we were off. Rosie stood with her forepaws on the armrest between the seats and her hind legs on the backseat, and looked out through the windshield at what there was to see. Mary Lou sat as far from her as she could in the passenger seat and frowned. Rosie ignored her. ” I was scanning our surroundings, checking the rearviews, trying to see in all directions at the same time. If you’re going to be a bodyguard, you can’t operate on the assumption that there’s no danger.
I didn’t comment. Rosie sat on the floor transfixed by the small but nevertheless real possibility that we might move from booze to food. “She has probably never thought about doing the right thing in her life,” Hal said. ” “And quite harshly,” I said. ” “Hal, I know Elizabeth’s faults as well as you do. And I am ready to agree with you that they are numerous. ” “You don’t even like her,” Hal said. “That’s got nothing to do with it,” I said. ” He nodded slowly, less to me than to himself. “I don’t know what to do,” he said.
I don’t know. I guess I’m feeling guilty,” he said. ” “I imagine so,” I said. “I mean, you got me into this . ” PERISH TWICE 49 “Okay,” I said. “I’ll talk with her. ” He nodded sadly. ” “I guess,” I said.