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Homicide 69

Sam Reaves

Copyright 2007 by Sam Reaves

Published by Sam Reaves at Smashwords

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Once again the author must thank many people whose generosity with their time made possible the writing of this book. Foremost among these is John DiMaggio, whose labors in educating the author about police work were cheerful, tireless, and utterly indispensable. Art Bilek reviewed the manuscript and then told the author how it really was; further thanks go to Robert M. Lombardo, Ed Dams, Hy Roth, Bruce Clorfene, Bob Kelty, and David Walker. Many thanks to all of you.

With so much expert help, it should be clear that any inaccuracies or implausibilities that remain are entirely the fault of the author.

Part One

Something Really Bad


“It’s gonna rain all over our dead guy,” said Olson.

The sky was the color of a nasty bruise, serious contusion gone a deep wicked purple, a day or so after a bad beating. Somebody beat the hell out of that sky, thought Dooley. “Turn your headlights on,” he said.

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