By Brett Halliday
Mayme by no means gave whatever away. This time she was once promoting information-the low down on 1000000 greenback racket.
She used to be prepared to inform Mike every little thing for an insignificant thousand in cash... yet with a woman like Mayme, the motion used to be extra fascinating than the talk...
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He slammed the door of the compartment and used to be seated within the automobile prior to she may perhaps set up the dripping cape round her. “We haven’t time to forestall wherever, Michael,” she acknowledged. “We’ll be fortunate to get to Cocopalm through seven, and that i promised Mr. Hardeman. ” Shayne stepped at the starter along with his quantity twelve and pulled out carefully. He snapped at the windshield wiper and it swung rhythmically backward and forward to no avail. The deluge stored the glass opaque and visibility was once additional obstructed by means of the mirrored image of highway lighting fixtures. “I’ve obtained to work out your buddy Mayme Martin,” Shayne instructed her. “Why, she’s the girl—Watch out, Mike, there’s a vehicle! ” “Damn,” he stated, and swerved to the fitting. “Never brain. She’s most likely nonetheless too inebriated to speak experience. ” “You wouldn’t have time anyway,” Phyllis mentioned in a prim, businesslike voice. “Mr. Hardeman acknowledged it used to be extraordinarily vital that you can be there at seven. ” “If this retains up we’ll be fortunate to get there by means of morning,” Shayne replied sharply. “Okay, angel, first cease is Cocopalm. ” “It won’t retain up,” she consoled him. “You understand how it rains the following. Flooding every thing, after which out of the blue airborne dirt and dust is flying on your face. ” Shayne grunted and crept alongside First street to Flagler, the place he became correct and endured at the street. The rain slackened a bit, and by the point he reached Grand Concourse there has been just a mild drizzle. A street signal forward acknowledged: velocity restrict 35 miles in step with hr, and Shayne stepped as much as fifty. a couple of miles farther at the headlights shone upon a depressing directly line isolating rainy pavement from dry. the line signal learn: 50 miles in line with hr. Shayne pressed at the accelerator and the indicator shot to sixty-five. Phyllis used to be strained ahead peering during the windshield. She sat again with a sigh and checked out her wrist watch. “It’s six-thirty,” she acknowledged, “and it’s twenty-five miles to Cocopalm. ” Shayne grinned. “We’ll make it with a minute or to spare. ” The large street approached the outskirts of Cocopalm alongside the Atlantic shore, and on the southern fringe of city veered off from the north-south road to strike at once in the course of the company district. To the left of the large highway as they entered town limits a excessive board fence enclosed the brilliantly lighted greyhound music. the game attracted consumers from the full coastal sector mendacity among Palm seashore and Miami. A band used to be swinging a march as Shayne drove earlier. The grandstands have been full of wearing fanatics, notwithstanding the 1st race of the night used to be no longer scheduled to begin for part an hour. “I’ll guess they’re parading the dogs,” Phyllis cried excitedly, her darkish eyes sparkling. Shayne’s face used to be grim. He slowed to 40. “Counterfeit racing-tickets can be a major problem here,” he muttered as he left the track’s brilliant lighting at the back of. “It will be an easy subject to print duplicates for every race and feature stooges provided with them upfront to money after the race is gained. i ponder why somebody hasn’t considered it ahead of. ” “How could they be aware of which puppy was once going to win?