“Those are the cops,” Bernie said. “Any reason we shouldn’t just leave you here, let them do what they’re going to do?”
Ray rubbed his head. He looked confused. That’s a human look I always watch for. “Maybe they’ve got some information,” he said.
“Information?” said Bernie.
“Yeah,” said Ray. “About where to find my mother.”
“You’re talking about Astrid?”
Ray’s face got hostile, also a look I watch for. I sidled over a little closer to him. Dudes with hostile faces sometimes did crazy things. “How come you know so much? Have you done something to her?”
Bernie nodded, but not a nod that means yes. He has a lot of nods. This one is a nod that’s kind of to himself. “On your feet, Ray,” he said.
“We’re out of here.”
“But what if the cops have some information?”
“They won’t,” Bernie said.
The sirens got louder.
Still time to get your answers in for the pop quiz (due to distractions at HQ). For questions, see post from June 23. Prize: one advance reader copy (complete with uncorrected errors) of To Fetch A Thief.
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