By Brett Halliday

Mike Shayne investigates a homicide devoted through an amnesiac

Arthur Devlin wakes up so hungover that for a second, he thinks the send is sinking. As he will get his bearings, he realizes the one typhoon is inside of his personal head—and he isn't on a boat in any respect. the very last thing he recalls is being passed one other drink at his going-away celebration. That used to be twelve days in the past. Devlin has awoken in a sleazy lodge room, wearing a stranger's ratty outfits, with a bump on his brow and a lifeless guy at his toes. the telephone earrings: a lady who calls him Joey asks if he went via with the homicide. Devlin has no selection yet to claim yes.

To discover if he's quite a killer, Devlin hires Mike Shayne. Shayne has twenty-four hours to fill within the gaps of his client's memory—and he'll become aware of issues that Devlin could particularly remain forgotten.

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You know, you know, a lot of them want to keep that party goin’, so and that’s whether it was marijuana or heroin, so mmm, I would probably say the majority [bought drugs with the money we gave them for being interviewed]. Yeah. So…. So, they didn’t go pay bills. ” Worry about tomorrow tomorrow. But uh, I can’t say exactly how many went to the drug dealer after me, but you know, I feel, I’m sure that out of the, the, the person who made the most money from us was probably the weed guy. You know, you know, a lot of their money, somebody probably bought a dime bag or some kind of way it’s a little weed.

I rode on a plane only one time other than that. And, at that time the plane company was called Ozark. Uh huh. What do you remember about flyin’? ” So, that’s when I was doin’, started drinkin’ Bloody Mary’s on the airplane. Uh huh. (laughter) And so, do you remember when uh, Dick Gephardt and Joan Kelly Horn [two former members of the US House of Representatives from St. Louis] got on the plane with us? Yeah. I do recall seein’ them. ” And, you said, “All these people who get on the plane now, they just see a black guy in first class.

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