Monday, August 11, 2014

Opening paragraphs...............................

I had dressed for Chestnut Hill:  a button-down tattersall shirt that Susan had bought for me, crisp dress khakis, a navy blazer with gold buttons, and a pair of well-broken-in loafers worn without socks.  The lack of socks implied a devil-may-care attitude understood by the wealthy.  Even though the wealthy individual I was calling on today was a two-hundred-and-sixty-pound NFL linebacker with a twenty-two inch neck named Kinjo Heywood.  I'd seen Kinjo toss around quarterbacks like rag dolls and doubted that he'd notice the missing sock.
-Ace Atkins, channeling Robert B. Parker in Cheap Shot:  A Spenser Novel

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