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By Donald E. Westlake, Tucker Coe

Disgraced ex-cop Mitch Tobin is digging in his basement while he meets Ronald Cornell. A homosexual guy from downtown Brooklyn whose accomplice used to be lately murdered, Cornell desires Tobin’s suggestions in an research that the NYPD has declared hopeless. Tobin sympathizes—he as soon as misplaced a associate of his personal, a fellow cop whose loss of life he used to be partly in charge for—and asks how he may also help. Cornell has a listing of six suspects, and all he must find out about them is the place they have been born and at what time, so he could make their megastar charts. Tobin has simply met the world’s first astrological detective.

He attempts to maintain out of Cornell’s harebrained research, however the cosmos has different plans. Whoever murdered Cornell’s lover isn't really via with killing, and Tobin needs to delve deep into the lives a bunch of pals much more margin

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I reach into the drawer, slide out a wicked knife, and whittle a half-inch away from all four sides of the cake. Precisely. Like a surgeon amputating someone’s arms and legs. I chew thoughtfully. “Good job,” I hear Old Lady Campbell telling Zack. “Good job,” I say to what’s left of the crumb cake. But why am I uneasy? I have a lot to be uneasy about. And the very worst is Diglio, with a bomb unburied in his backyard. Bomb. I stand up. The chair tips over and bangs against the refrigerator. I rush down the hall—­past the bedroom with Fred in a frenzy—­and slam open the studio door.

Ursula’s front lawn, get soaked in the sprinkler, and head for our kitchen door. 54 Chapter 10 Mom is in the backyard with Mary, pruning the rosebush. “Maybe I can save it yet,” she says. ” I don’t stop. ” She wipes her forehead. ” “Learning Bach,” Zack says. I’m almost dancing up and down on the back steps as he launches into Bach’s life story. He’s probably making half of it up. At last we skitter into the kitchen and grab a pair of tuna fish sandwiches to take with us. Linny blocks the hallway.

But now Zack is making pizza eyes at me that fortunately Pop can’t see. For a moment I’m confused. Then I see Pop’s shovel leaning against the wall with his wire cutters, hacksaw, and a loop of rope. I hardly pay attention to the rest of Pop’s talk. I’m trying to think how we’ll explain what we’re doing with 37 that stuff. I decide to meet the whole thing head-on. “We’ll build Steadman a playhouse,” I say. But for once Zack doesn’t get it. ” His voice is desperate. I understand. Following Steadman around will make this the worst summer on record.

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