By John D. MacDonald
(Originally released in 1954. This variation has an creation through Dean Koontz.)
A tv celebrity wilting below the limelight. An adman with a stiff top lip. A emerging ny artist. A determined housewife. All are sufferers of a merciless puppet master—and now, in John D. MacDonald’s riveting whodunit, one in every of them is a killer.
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Wearing clothes he’d either stolen from someplace or hand-me-down stuff he picked up at shelters. Going to bed hungry and waking up cold because she didn’t think about food or heating bills, not when she could use the money on booze or drugs. For Quinn, normal sucked. Standing in front of the door to their apartment, he listened to the noises coming through and wished he had headed back to the shelter instead of coming here. But he’d already spent too much time at that one—the past two days, and then a few weeks earlier, he’d been there another couple of days.
She didn’t need people noticing her. Being nice to her. Being friendly. When people started being friendly, it meant only one thing. Time to go. She no longer trusted her instincts—she couldn’t afford to. The girl she’d once been would have looked at the elderly woman and fallen in love. Theresa looked like Mrs. Claus, complete with a tidy white bun in her hair and rosy cheeks, and was always ready with a kind word or a joke to share. Sara desperately wanted to accept that kindness. Setting her jaw, she shoved the napkin in her pocket and hitched her backpack a little higher up on her shoulder.
The bastard’s bounty wasn’t all that much, but for guys who knocked women around, Quinn would do the job for free. If he didn’t need to pay for nice little things like food, rent, and gas for his bike. Lewis Blanford swallowed and stared at Quinn, some attempt at bravado trying to make an appearance. “You can’t do that, fuckface. ” Quinn lifted a brow. ” Then he smiled. It wasn’t a nice smile. It was a smile that had made more than one man feel like pissing in his pants. “You want to see just how much I can get away with?