By Robert B. Parker
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I thought about it for a minute. April’s reputation didn’t have anything to lose. “She’s tricking,” I said, “in the Combat Zone. ” “I told her she should stop doing it free,” Hummer said. ” I said. I was looking straight into his face. “Hey, man, no way. I just used to kid her, is all. ” the umbrella girl said. “I know it’s corny as hell,” I said, “but I’m a private eye. ” Hummer said. “Besides the leather trench coat? I could show you my license. ” “Smith and Wesson,” I said. ” I’d found a subject that interested them.
If there is, we don’t enforce it. We’ve brought her in a couple of times for failing to disperse when ordered but, christ, we don’t even have a matron full time. ” I said. Cataldo swung into the curving drive in front of the high school. In the faculty lot to the right I could see Susan’s Bronco, looming like a rhinoceros above the Datsuns and Chevettes. The school was mid-sixties red brick, square and graceless. One of the glass doors in the entry had been shattered, and a piece of plywood closed the gap.
Ain’t one of mine,” he said. “What’s your interest? ” “Nope,” I said. ” The man grinned. “Figured you wasn’t no tourist,” he said. ” I showed her the picture. ” “She don’t know nothing,” the man said. I ignored him. I looked at the woman. She shrugged. The man moved more fully between us. “I say she don’t know nothing,” he said. “She don’t talk. ” His shoulders were sloping and the neck that showed at the open collar of his coat was thick and muscular. “I noticed that,” I said. “You fucking with me, man,” he said.
Ceremony by Robert B. Parker