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By James Heneghan

Vancouver urban councilor George Hamilton Nash has left his spouse of two decades and moved right into a posh West finish condominium. A filthy rich guy approximately city, Nash seems to be having fun with all of the pleasures town has to offer—until he turns up useless. The word left in the back of exhibits suicide, and the police are happy with this. yet Sebastian Casey, a reporter for the West finish Clarion who knew whatever of Nash's attractiveness as a lady's guy, isn't so convinced. He doesn't purchase suicide and units out to turn out differently, amidst difficulty in his personal courting, and with out scarcity of suspects, together with the spouse left in the back of. The holiday Casey wishes comes from a impossible resource.

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Lloyd stood up. ” he asked. ” Lloyd thought of his mother and reached for his rifle, but couldn’t do it. * * * Lloyd ran all the way to 106th and Avalon, composing epitaphs for Famous Johnson en route. His chest was heaving and his arms and shoulders ached from holding his rifle at high port, and when he saw the neon sign proclaiming the “United African Episcopal Methodist Church” he took in last gulps of air to bring his raging heartbeat down to a low ebb; he wanted to be the very picture of armed dignity on a mission of mercy.

The other woman was laughing too, slapping her knee and freshening Linda’s glass every few minutes from the bottle on the coffee table. He was staring into the window, lost in Linda’s laughter, when he suddenly became aware that something was drastically wrong. His instinct never failed him, and just as he was about to hit on the cause of his uneasiness, he saw the two women move toward each other very slowly and in perfect synchronization kiss on the lips, first tentatively, then hungrily, knocking over the bottle of scotch as they moved into a fierce embrace.

He saw that the blood led into a huge vacant lot, pitch dark and eerily silent. Lloyd listened, willing himself to assume the ears of a highly attuned animal. Just as his eyes became accustomed to the darkness and let him pick out BLOOD ON THE MOON 29 objects in the lot, he heard it: a snapping of metal on metal, coming from the direction of a portable construction toilet. 45s, and he knew Lloyd was near. Lloyd hurled a rock at the outhouse. The door creaked open and three single shots rang out, followed by the sound of doors slamming all the way down the block.

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