Farrell took the card and tucked it into his vest pocket.
AT: Such a good question, and such a weighty one. Bell, review of Conversations with Chester Himes, p. Please change your search terms. Dorothy L. Farrell works closely with police captain Frank Casey, who has been revealed earlier to have a special connection to Wes.
Farrell got up and offered his hand to the priest. Good seeing you, too, Sunset. Sunset Breaux got up and saw him to the door.
Luis was like a brother to me once. Farrell had met Martinez when the two of them worked for a rum-runner named Monk Radecker during the early s. He had the kind of brains that criminals rarely have, the kind that keep you alive, out of jail, and with enough money to last beyond the next week.
Farrell supplied the muscle and Martinez the brains. Martinez treated Farrell like a younger brother, and a genuine affection grew between them. Farrell had learned a lot from Martinez, eventually enough to split off and begin smuggling liquor on his own. Despite that diminishing contact, the affection between them remained firm. Farrell looked at the clock in his dashboard.
It was nearing They were considering a semi-permanent move there, and had decided that a nightclub in Havana would add to their income while they resided there. He drove with his left arm propped in the open window as he thought of her. Without her around, his evenings had been a bit empty, and he felt an old restlessness stirring his blood. He continued Downtown in the waning daylight, thinking how good it would be to see old Luis again. At that moment, Luis Martinez was in a Negro tavern on the highway just outside Gretna on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
He was beat, having been on the move almost constantly for weeks in order to dodge anyone Compasso might send after him. He missed Linda. Martinez was almost fifty, a sturdily built man a couple of inches under six feet in height.
He was a Texan by birth, a mixture of Mexican, Indian, and Negro that they called mestizo in old Mexico. His looks were exotic, but even in the Deep South, he managed to go unchallenged into most establishments on either side of the color line. A man answered. Martinez hung up the telephone quickly as an icy ball began to form in the pit of his stomach.
He drank the double shot in a single gulp, shivering as it hit bottom. When he had regained his composure, he fed another nickel into the telephone and asked for the number of a friend who owned a pawnshop on Rampart Street. Seconds later a man came on the line. When I asked for her, he gave me a lot of who-struck-john. Do you know where she is? There was a tense moment of silence before Ozzy spoke. Somebody killed her last night. My fault, he thought.
All my fault. Jesus, we been friends for years. Martinez wiped his damp eyes on the sleeve of his coat as he fought to regain his composure. Martinez blinked slowly. He sat there in a daze for several moments before he realized somebody was tapping at the glass door.
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He turned and pushed the door open. Come on outa there, now. A quart of I. Harper, if ya got it. Thanks, pal. That had been a big day for them.
Now all that was gone, and it was his fault. There was nothing to do but stay alive long enough to make it right. He got into the new Mercury then drove toward the ferry slip in Algiers. In a darkened room across the river, a man sat in the shadows as he stared out the window at the masthead lights of a freighter making its way downstream toward the mouth of the Mississippi. He had much on his mind today. He had put a very complicated plan into effect and had gradually watched it come to fruition. As he stared at the lights passing in front of him, the telephone rang. He reached across the desk for the receiver.
She had the misfortune to die while I was conversing with her. Martinez has three friends in New Orleans. He runs a pawnshop down on Rampart. The man thought for a moment. A peculiar name for a place of merriment. Yes, I have heard of him. He was involved in a rather spectacular fracas in St. Bernard last year. Dixie Ray laughed.
Could be she might decide to lend him a hand. Women are funny, man. The man in the office cleared his throat. How will you watch these three people? The man looked out the window and saw that the ship had passed. Time was also passing, and with each moment he felt opportunity slipping past. He needed a miracle. It seemed absurd that so much was riding on a person with the unlikely name of Dixie Ray Chavez.
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During Prohibition, Farrell was riding in a car with George Schofield, a Treasury agent investigating local bootlegging scams, when the fed was shot to death. Five years later, Schofield's little brother, James, comes looking to avenge the slaying. James's number-one suspect is Farrell, who doesn't like being in the hot seat--besides, he wants to find the killer himself.
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