By Brett Halliday
Mike Shayne is accused of murder after a death guy stumbles into his office
while an previous good friend calls begging to determine him instantly, Mike Shayne is stunned to claim the least. He hasn’t set eyes on Jim Lacy in ten years, and time has now not been type. Jim’s face is deeply wrinkled, and his eyes are glazed. His dermis is gray—and there's blood seeping via his blouse. Jim mutters a couple of final phrases as he collapses on Shayne’s workplace flooring. His belly is full of lead and he's lifeless earlier than he hits the ground.
Shayne reaches into Lacy’s pocket and pulls out his pockets. Emptying it, he reveals $200—enough for a retainer cost. Mike Shayne hasn't ever enable a client’s homicide cross unpunished, and he'll now not relaxation till he catches the lads who shot Jim Lacy and despatched him to die. yet first he'll need to persuade the police that he was once now not the fellow who pulled the set off.
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Not anything to get jealous approximately. ” “Skip that. Where’s Lacy’s hunk stashed? ” “Lacy’s hunk? Of what? ” “Don’t supply me none of that. i do know you were given it. i do know you had it the following during this room now not more’n ten mins in the past. It’s nonetheless right here. ” A mild rustle of sound from the aspect of the room drew the fast awareness of either males. Mace Morgan sucked in his breath sharply while he observed his spouse status within the bed room doorway, her hair disordered, her physique sheathed in a filmy blue nightgown. Her correct arm was once pressed tightly opposed to her facet, her hand hidden via a fold of silk. The knuckles of her left hand have been pressed opposed to her tooth. She acknowledged, “Mace! ” in a apprehensive whisper that echoed within the silence. Shayne stated, “For God’s sakes, take heed to me,” yet neither Morgan nor the lady spotted him. Morgan stated gutturally, “So—it wasn’t no gag. ” He took a step towards Helen. His gun was once lax in his hand, muzzle pointed towards the ground. Helen’s physique turned inflexible. Her correct hand swept up and flame spouted from it. The explosion of a small cartridge used to be loud within the room. The tiny bullet struck Mace Morgan in his open mouth. He swayed less than the impression, ineffectually attempted to shut his mouth whereas a glance of dismay swept over his face. Helen fired back as Shayne leaped ahead. A crimson spot seemed in Mace Morgan’s brow. He went down limply and blood oozed from the crimson spot. Helen pulled the set off a 3rd time as Shayne reached her. The hammer clicked on an empty cylinder. Shayne grabbed the quick barrel of the gun and wrested it from her palms. Her eyes have been distended like these of a sleepwalker. Her physique remained rigidly erect. Shayne dropped the revolver at the flooring and gave her a shove into the bed room. He became and seemed down at Morgan. The escaped convict lay at the flooring, very nonetheless. there has been that glance of dismay, of reproach, congealed in his open eyes. Helen ran from the bed room and flung herself upon Shayne, clinging to him. He fended her off as she sobbed convulsively, “I needed to. Oh, my God, he’s useless, isn’t he? I needed to do it. He might have killed us either. ” Shayne grabbed the girl’s shoulders and shook her violently, then permit opt for one hand and slapped her. She jerked again, her eyes screwed up, peering at him like a fearful animal. via set tooth, Shayne pounded at her: “There’s no time for speak. The law enforcement officials should be right here any minute. We can’t put off him. ” “I don’t care. permit the law enforcement officials come. I needed to do it. I’ll plead self-defense. they could see he was once armed. You observed him coming at me together with his gun. you could swear he might have killed us either. ” “That’s tremendous. That’s great. Self-defense. yes. ” Shayne laughed bitterly. “Headlines! spouse kills enraged husband who breaks up love tryst. You in a nightgown! God in heaven, why didn’t you remain in there and maintain your mouth close? ” “I famous Mace’s voice. I knew he should have trailed me the following. i used to be attempting to prevent. ” Helen’s voice used to be humble. She pressed opposed to Shayne back, shivering. “Don’t you are worried. I’ll inform the cops—” “You’ll inform them nothing,” he raged.