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.