By Donald E. Westlake
Bryce Proctor's subsequent novel is due yet he has a major case of writer's block. He additionally has a grasping spouse who wishes every little thing in a divorce payment. Wayne Prentice is a author with a manuscript not anyone desires. Proctor means that the unconventional be released below Proctor's identify and the development cut up 50/50. yet there's a seize.
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Sure, of course. Does he know how to get in touch with me? ' 'Why don't I take the address and phone number,' Detective Grasso suggested. ' 'Thank you. ' 'I will. ' They left, at long last they left, and Isabelle folded herself against him. 'Oh, Bryce, I feel so badly for you. ' 'Yes. ' Arms around her, feeling the trembling in her body, his eyes squeezed shut, Bryce thought: Wayne. He has me now, he has me in his power now. 10 The strange thing was, he had no problem sleeping. ' But at night, in his sleep, apparently there were no bad dreams, or at least nothing he remembered the next day, and Susan assured him he was sleeping heavily, almost too heavily.
Their jokes are so stale and old, and they insist on telling them. And they never understand a word I say, of course. I've been in New York all this time. I was married to the rat for seven years, and when you're married to him you go first class, my dear, you meet the elegant and the swellegant. It's not just that I'm a big girl now, I'm a big city girl now. ' 'I think you're funny,' he said, a bit surprised to find that was true. I'm not going to like her, I hope, he thought. I don't have to make Bryce's mistake and fall in love with her, all I have to do is like her, and everything's messed up.
He'd said no before because of Susan, but now he could say no because of Lucie; she wasn't restful enough to fall in love with. You might lust after her, to see if it was possible to pin down with your cock that quicksilver quality, but that wouldn't be love. ' 'I'm busy Monday. ' Susan was waiting up when he got home. 'I met her,' he said, and went to the kitchen for another glass of wine, and found Susan expectant in the living room when he got back. ' 'She's interesting but repellent,' he said.
Corkscrew by Donald E. Westlake