By Sue Grafton
While Alvin Limardo walks into P.I. Kinsey Millhone's workplace, she smells undesirable information. He desires Kinsey to bring $25,000. The recipient: A fifteen-year-old boy. it is a uncomplicated subject. So uncomplicated that Kinsey wonders why he does not bring the cash himself. She's virtually sure anything is off. yet with lease due, Kinsey accepts Limardo's retainer opposed to her larger judgment…When Limardo's fee bounces, Kinsey discovers she's been had mammoth time. Alvin Limardo is de facto John Daggett--an ex-con with a consuming challenge, other halves as well, and a slew of people that want to see him useless. Now Kinsey is out 400 cash and in sizzling pursuit of Daggett. whilst Daggett's corpse exhibits up floating within the Santa Teresa surf, the law enforcement officials rule the demise an coincidence. Kinsey thinks it really is homicide. yet looking justice for a guy who everybody looked as if it would despise goes to be much more durable than she bargained for--and what awaits her on the finish of the line is way extra aggravating than she could've ever imagined…
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I managed to turn my head before she blew smoke in my face again. "That phone call he got Monday, what was it about? " "Beats me. I was off at the Laundromat. I got home and he was still on the phone, his face as gray as that dish rag. He hung up quick and then started shovin' stuff in a duffel. He turned the place upside down lookin' for his bank book. " A look flashed through her eyes, some emotion she concealed by dropping her gaze. "He only had one friend and that was Billy Polo up in Santa Teresa.
Twice, he'd been put on probation, but nothing seemed to have affected the nature of his behavior, which appeared nearly pathological in its thrust. The man was determined to screw up. Since the age of eighteen, he'd spent an accumulated nine years in jail. No telling what his juvenile record looked like. I assumed his acquaintance with John Daggett dated from his latest offense, an armed robbery conviction, for which he'd served two years and ten months at the California Men's Colony at San Luis Obispo, a medium security facility about ninety miles north of Santa Teresa.
I went after him for the money and the next thing I knew, I was caught up in events I still haven't quite recovered from. My name is Kinsey Millhone. I'm a private investigator, licensed by the state of California, operating a small office in Santa Teresa, which is where I've lived all my thirty-two years. I'm female, self-supporting, single now, having been married and divorced twice. I confess I'm sometimes testy, but for the most part I credit myself with an easygoing disposition, tempered (perhaps) by an exaggerated desire for independence.
D Is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries, No. 4) by Sue Grafton