By Ed McBain
Kill me in the event you can - that used to be Pepe Miranda's problem. assassin, two-bit hero of the road gangs, he used to be holed up someplace within the 87th Precinct, making the law enforcement officials seem like fools and cheered on via each neighbourhood punk. It was once now not a problem Lieutenant Pete Byrnes and the detectives within the squad room may go away by myself. no longer within the sticky, July warmth of the town with the gangs simply ready to blow up into violence ...
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My mother doesn't know. " "I know this neighborhood, Alfredo," Hernandez said flatly, and their eyes met, and in the boy's eyes was a recalculation now, a quick estimate of Hemandez's knowledge of the streets, an appraisal of the extent to which he was a neighborhood boy, and the extent to which he was a cop like all the rest. " Hernandez asked. Alfredo made his decision in a single moment. The decision changed nothing. Hernandez could not help him, Hernandez was the law, there was nothing he could tell him.