By Lawrence Block
Trapped in a room with a lifeless physique and no reminiscence, an ex-con needs to get out of city sooner than he turns into the subsequent sufferer Alex awakes, an ex-con drowsing off a inebriated in a fleabag occasions sq. lodge, with an evil hangover that he forgets once he notices the blood at the floor—and the corpse that it got here from. It's a girl, a whore, and Alex assumes he's chargeable for her country although he doesn't bear in mind assembly her, less killing her. That doesn't subject now. He's quite a few months out of legal, and he doesn't plan on a go back journey. He must lay low, and both discover what occurred or pass to date away that he can come up with the money for to by no means give it some thought back. yet first, he must get out of this inn room. This e-book good points an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, together with infrequent photographs and never-before-seen files from his own assortment, and a brand new afterword written via the writer.
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It couldn’t have been DCI Birch. ’ The Chief Constable and Uckfield’s father-in-law. Given what Uckfield had just said about Owen’s European environmental project Horton had wondered if it might have been Europol. ’ Horton exclaimed. ‘She’s the woman Knowles mentioned on Owen Carlsson’s answer machine. ’ 52 Pauline Rowson ‘Yeah. She’s an adviser to the European Commission Environment Directorate, and she was getting increasingly worried when this Knowles bloke said he had been trying to get hold of Owen Carlsson since Monday morning without any joy.
Shit! This was the last thing he’d expected. 48 Pauline Rowson ‘She’s not gone back to the burnt-out house,’ Cantelli said, the rain pouring off his face, his dark eyes anxious. ’ Horton cursed. ‘Check the hospital staff for any sightings of her, Barney. ’ ‘Andy,’ Gaye called out after him. ’ He would, but it wouldn’t make any difference. SIX e reached the car park at the Duver in record time, and miraculously without getting a speeding ticket, or killing himself. There wasn’t a car in sight. The rain was sheeting down.
He turned back and saw the flame coming through the door. The room was filling with thick black smoke and he could hardly breathe. Thea looked as though she was going to pass out and there was no sound or movement from the cat. They had no choice. ‘Out,’ he commanded, quickly clearing the jagged glass from the window with the towel wrapped around his hands. ’ ‘I can’t––’ He scooped her up, momentarily surprised at just how thin she was, plonked her on the window ledge, grabbed Bengal and pushed Thea out.
After the First Death by Lawrence Block