By Brian M. Wiprud
Wiseguy Sid “Sleep” Bifulco doesn’t desire no stinkin’ witness safety software. The mobster-turned-snitch, who constantly positioned his sufferers lightly to sleep earlier than whacking them, did his criminal time and now has a brand new rural hideaway and a brand new avocation: trout fishing in a scenic river valley. other than bunch of neighborhood yokels won’t go away him alone.
From a gorgeous trout broker in pink climbing boots to a cop married to a pregnant porn megastar, everyone during this little city has an perspective, a grudge or a overwhelm on an individual. And Sid must work out those yahoos fast—because with a vicious Mafia killer on his path, a warden on his doorstep, and a hugely incriminating videotape making the rounds, it seems that the easy existence isn’t so basic after all....
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Hambleton took a moment to think. “I’m not sure I’m at liberty to discuss that, Michael. Right, let’s get on. ” I swung my school bag onto my desk, giving Ryan enough cover to pass me a note: Blood transfusion, it said. What? I mouthed. Freya’s operation, he mouthed right back. I wadded up the paper and threw it at his big, dense skull. Somewhere up the road, I swear there’s a village missing its idiot. The rest of that day passed by without incident. Although my thoughts were still jumbled by the morning’s events, school went on as normal around me, and no announcement came about Freya.
Despite the tension of the last few moments, there was still one thing I needed to know. ” She put her hands into her pockets and shivered. She tumbled my question around on her tongue before deciding she would give me an answer. “The dog’s called Trace and it seems to belong to —” “Candy, let’s go,” Eddie called over. He was leaning on the open door of their car. ” “The office wants us. ” “Chill out,” Candy said to him. ” She fished out a notebook. ” I almost spat the name back. I thought I saw Eddie frown.
She tumbled my question around on her tongue before deciding she would give me an answer. “The dog’s called Trace and it seems to belong to —” “Candy, let’s go,” Eddie called over. He was leaning on the open door of their car. ” “The office wants us. ” “Chill out,” Candy said to him. ” She fished out a notebook. ” I almost spat the name back. I thought I saw Eddie frown. Candy’s pencil-thin eyebrows twitched. ” Of course. Everyone knew Freya. She was in my class. The weirdo in the corner who everyone ignored.