By Samuel Fuller

The bagmen who shipping cash for geared up crime dwell by means of a collection of principles: no own relationships, no ties, no women...and by no means, ever glance contained in the bag you're sporting. Paul web page used to be the right bagman, regardless of being affected by a unprecedented mind illness. yet that ended the day he observed a stunning Mob spouse turn into a Mob widow. Now Paul goes to damage each rule he's lived by--even if it skill he could be left conserving the bag.

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Altman wandered down to Robbery with the news about the book and to see if Fletcher knew anything about it. The sergeant, though, was out in the field at the moment and so Altman left him a message and then dove into the cluttered and oppressively hot records room. He found the strangler files easily; the folders sported red stripes on the side, a harsh reminder that, while this might've been a cold case, it was still very much open. Returning to his office, he sat back, sipping the, yes, disgusting instant coffee, and read the file, trying to ignore Wallace's incessant scribbling on his steno pad, the scratchy noise irritatingly audible across the office.

No, please, Mr. Carter, let me finish. I heard that you basically stopped writing after the murders. . Well, you and your talent were as much a victim of those crimes as those women were. You exercised your God-given right to express yourself and a terrible accident happened. That's how I'd look at this madman: an act of God. A couple of people got killed and you were injured because of that. You can't do anything about those women. But you can help yourself and your family to move on. " Altman lifted an impressed eyebrow at the moving sales pitch.

The events of the murders were well documented. The perp had broken into two women's apartments and strangled them. There'd been no rape, sexual molestation, or postmortem mutilation. Neither woman had ever been stalked or threatened by former boyfriends, and though Kimberly had recently purchased some condoms, none of her friends knew that she'd been dating. The other victim, Becky Winthrop, her family said, hadn't dated for over a year. Sergeant Fletcher had carried out a by-the-book investigation, but most killings of this sort, without witnesses, motive, or significant trace found at the scene, are not solved without the help of an informant—often a friend or acquaintance of the perp.

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