By Glen Cook
A sequence a ways prior to its time, now again in print
somebody else may have discovered through now: whilst hassle comes knocking, don't open the door. yet there's a for the reason that Garrett's nonetheless within the P.I. company in any case those years-he's now not one to profit his classes. possibly that's why he shall we himself get roped into being a bodyguard for Kip Prose, an obnoxious child being threatened by means of creatures that can't fairly be defined. yet sooner than Kip Prose has an opportunity to give an explanation for what he's performed to get at the hit checklist of a few anonymous nasties, the precocious Prose is kidnapped, and the chase begins...
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It took two tries to find the correct lane, but to my relief, the 'plane was there, in a long field surrounded by walls and a hedgerow. Lights shone from the adjoining house, and I led my charge in that direction. I stopped outside the gate to tell the child, "My friend Captain Javitz, who drives the aeroplane, may be here. There's also a nice lady and her son. But, we don't want to talk to them too much. " "And then we'll go in the aeroplane? " I knocked on the door. It opened, to a man pointing a gun at my heart.
Not a photograph, but an ink drawing he had done of his wife and small daughter, intricate as the shadings of a lithograph. There were headless nails in the rough wall near Damian's head; Holmes impaled the small page on one that lay in Damian's line of sight. A woman with Oriental features and a cap of black hair sat with a not-so-Oriental child with equally black hair: Damian had captured a look of wicked mischief on both faces. Holmes stood. "I'm sorry," Damian said. "About ... " The apology covered a far wider span than the preceeding three weeks, but Holmes kept his response light.
Both wore City suits, both sat in quiet rooms, both thought about luncheon. The younger was admiring his polished shoes; the older contemplated his stockings, thick with dust. The one was considering where best to eat; the other was wondering if he was to be fed that day. One clever man stood, straightening his neck-tie with manicured fingers. He reached out to give the silver pen a minuscule adjustment, returning it to symmetry with the edge of the desk, then walked across the silken carpet to the door.
Angry Lead Skies (Garrett Files, Book 10) by Glen Cook