By Max Phillips
HE AGREED to guard HER FROM A VENGEFUL MOBSTER. HE simply DIDN’T discover HE’D need to sign up for THE MOB TO DO IT. Ray Corson got here to Hollywood to be a screenwriter, no longer employed muscle. but if money’s tight and a gorgeous girl asks on your aid, how will you say no? yet going up opposed to a guy like Lance Halliday takes greater than simply actual energy and the center to exploit it. It takes neighbors in excessive areas – or low ones. quickly, Ray unearths himself at the payroll of Lenny Scarpa, L.A.’s leader drug provider. basically Scarpa’s hiding secrets and techniques even darker than Halliday’s – and, as Ray discovers, Rebecca’s hiding the darkest mystery of all…
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It’s not a gift. I’m buying your car. ” “Sure. I didn’t mean for you not to have it. Look, I’m not giving you money, or even loaning you money. I’m buying a good car off you for four hundred bucks. So that’s good for me. And then, since you need a car, I’m letting you borrow this car I just bought, for as long as you need. That’s not such a big thing, is it? ” “I know, you’re thinking, okay, and what if I don’t want to keep on being this guy’s friend? Well, I’d be sorry about that, I’d be very sorry, but then all you’d have to do is hand over the keys and that’s that.
No,” she said steadily. “I did a couple. ” I looked up the street. It was still just a dirt track. You could hear the whisper of the cars from the freeway across the valley. It was one of those bone-dry days when sound travels. There were big rolls of cyclone fencing lying around, I don’t know what for. No one had bothered to put them up. I looked back at her and said, “That’s terrible. ” “You wouldn’t recognize me,” she said. “I parted my hair differently back then. Look, let’s not keep standing around like this.
It all fizzles away. Like ice on a radiator. He’s a big blonde dreamboat and he’s always got a ring on every finger. You know, the debonair Lance Halliday was in attendance, wearing his trademark rings. I guess he played around with your nut job a little, like he does with a lot of ’em, but I can’t see him getting obsessed. He’s too queer for himself. But no, yeah, if she bounced him hard enough I guess he could turn nasty. ” “With what, for what? ” “She says she’s done stag movies. ” “Nah. In his line of work, that’s just cutting his own throat.