By Wade Miller
Jake Farrow, safari-guide to special video game hunters, was once introduced the entire manner from Africa to kill a killer. He got here to trace down a guy, pit his jungle-sense, his chilly crafty, his lethal gun opposed to a ruthless assassin. He needed to weave his approach not just via tangled wooden and trackless swamp yet via dens of vice in monstrous urban underworlds, and during the denser jungles of women's passions, to get at his prey.
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He called, “Good night,” but she didn't answer, and presently she vanished like a nymph among the cypress. He turned the Lincoln around and drove back to the hotel. The garage Negro ventured a small sly smile. Farrow went up to his room on the third floor. He had left the door unlocked again, and a stranger sat in the easy chair, smoking a cigarette. “Hi there,” the stranger said without getting up. ” He grinned, showing two gold teeth on one side. He was a big blond young man, beefily handsome.
A week ago they knocked over a bank in Jefferson City, Missouri. A teller got shotgun wounds from that trigger-happy Mouse bastard and the whole gang got away clean again. ” “That's strange,” Farrow muttered. Stennis raised his eyebrows. “I mean, strange they'd strike so soon after making off with so much here. ” Stennis twisted his mouth scornfully. “You'll learn that Bocock isn't noted for brains. Just ego—with a gun. ” From the filing cabinet he drew some bulging manila folders and some scrapbooks.
His hand darted forth with a case of cigarettes. Farrow said no and Osher screwed one into a holder. The holder filled up much of his mouth, but he spoke around it efficiently. “Mr. ” He felt an instant's thrill before he remembered. ” Osher ignored it. He droned, “The price will be five thousand dollars for you, plus expenses. Ten thousand if you make the kill. ” Farrow leaned a bare shoulder against the brick fireplace. He felt a bit stunned. “Mr. Osher, at the risk of appearing to be a damned fool at business, let me tell you this: The most expensive safari I ever heard of cost only twenty-five hundred American dollars, including guide.
The Killer by Wade Miller