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Inside. Watching me. Maybe, um. Laughing? But not really a voice, just—” An eloquent teenaged shrug. But it seems to make sense to Harry. “And this something. ” High overhead a slow fat jet crawls by. “Not, um, doesn’t make me,” I say. ” “Have you ever wanted to kill something else? ” I try to answer but there is something in my throat. I clear it. “Yes,” I say. ” “Nobody in particular, Dad. Just—” I shrug again. ” “It’s—I thought you wouldn’t like it. ” “I, uh—I didn’t want you, um, mad at me.

He was barking all night. ” 40 JEFF LINDSAY Mom needed her sleep, of course. Dying of cancer requires plenty of rest, and she wasn’t getting it with that awful little dog across the street yapping at every leaf that blew down the sidewalk. “I found the grave,” Harry says. “There were a lot of bones in there, Dexter. ” There’s very little to say here. I carefully pull at a handful of pine needles and wait for Harry. ” I search Harry’s face, then look out across the clearing to the beach. Our boat is there, moving gently with the surge of the water.

He didn’t recognize these garbage bags and he opened one up to see if maybe there was something good. ” “Peekaboo,” I said softly. ” She looked around, frowning, perhaps hoping a clue would leap out and she could shoot it. “So that’s it. Nobody saw anything, heard anything. Nothing. ” “Detective,” said a voice behind us. Captain Matthews strolled up in a cloud of Aramis aftershave, meaning that the reporters would be here very shortly. “Hello, Captain,” LaGuerta said. “I’ve asked Officer Morgan to maintain a peripheral involvement in this case,” he said.

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