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117 Days of James Patterson – Day Twenty-Nine

Day 29, Chapter 29
Eight chapters and 23 pages ago was the last time Detective Lindsay Boxer did any detecting. Or anything related to police work. In the interim, characters in The 9th Judgment have ingested a crab salad, plantain chips, instant mashed potatoes, a chicken-fried steak, garlic bread, a bowl of cereal, several beers, a glass of champagne, and a bottle of wine. Also, seven people have had sex with each other in that span – and one of them had sex with 2 different people. I think we’re all caught up.

After sufficiently getting their rocks off, Lindsay and her crack squad are back at work in Chapter 29. But today, there’s a new dude sitting in the room during their meeting….

I noticed the stranger sitting in a metal chair in the corner: suntanned white male, midthirties, narrow blue eyes, sun-bleached blond hair pulled back and knotted with a rubber band. He was maybe five ten, 160 pounds, and he looked buff from the way his blazer stretched across his biceps.

This guy was a cop. A cop I didn’t know. 

Super-sexy Sergeant Jack Brady, transfer from Miami PD. Let’s get this party started! The rest of the team gives their reports – nobody has anything on any of their cases. Worst detectives ever. How are they not asking more questions of Marcus Dowling? The guy’s all over the TV, blathering on about his wife – wouldn’t that make the cops a little suspicious? Especially if he was the only confirmed person in the house when his wife was killed? He’s even on TV in this scene – and only the awesome Jack Brady notices. I hope he talks like David Caruso on CSI: Miami.
“The more they talk, the less I believe them,” Brady said, jutting his chin toward the images of Dowling.
“We’ve been working the case for a few days,” I said. “We’re just getting our teeth into it.”

“I heard your report, Sergeant,” Brady said. “You don’t have a clue.”

YEAH! Cue the Who song, cut to commercial.
Go to Day 30.

5 comments on “117 Days of James Patterson – Day Twenty-Nine

  1. JPo
    May 27, 2010

    LOVE the Caruso montage. Could James Patt really be mining prime time tv for characters!? I'm not sure who to be embarrassed for, JP or David Caruso.

  2. Agent
    May 27, 2010

    HAHAHA! Hilarious! 🙂

  3. Naomi Johnson
    May 28, 2010

    I'm so glad it's you reading this and not me.

  4. Amy
    May 28, 2010

    How long before the new guys gets in on the sex action I wonder? That seems to be the plot, rather than any actual murders or detective action…

  5. aaryn b.
    May 28, 2010

    Hey…is that Jack Brady:

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