By George Harmon Coxe
Flash Casey snaps a photograph that holds the main to a corrupt lawyer’s murder
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He’s been residing off’n you for a month. ” “And now he’s received a task at the information. He’s going to paintings every week from Monday. ” He tipped his head and enable the rye slide down his throat. He reached for the water glass and grew to become it in his mammoth hand. “It needs to be great to understand every little thing. ” Mike bought pink within the face and his eyes have been ashamed. He crammed Casey’s glass back, a sign that this one used to be at the condominium, and went away. anyone got here in yet Casey used to be no longer conscious of this until eventually a guy stopped beside him and ordered bourbon. It was once Vaughn, who coated the country condominium for the explicit. “You down on that Endicott factor? ” he acknowledged. “What occurred? ” Casey instructed him. Vaughn drank. “Twenty thousand bail, huh? humorous. I’ll guess he positioned extra men away than any Assistant D. A. we had and now he’s getting it himself—for receiving stolen estate. ” “You imagine he’s bought an opportunity? ” “No. His most sensible guess will be to make a deal and take a plea,” Vaughn stated. “And he most likely understands it. This factor has been happening for fairly some time. A gang knocks off a financial institution or personal loan corporation and will get away with a few bonds—this time it used to be a few outfit in New Haven. keep in mind? a few month in the past? 2 hundred thousand in bonds? good, the coverage corporation will get notice the bonds may be had—for probably fifteen or twenty percentage. rather than taking an opportunity of getting to pay out 200 grand, they lay out perhaps thirty thousand and come again the bonds and no questions requested. that's ok with the mob simply because they don’t need to fear approximately peddling them scorching or forging the serial numbers. It’s strong, fresh dough to them. ” “And Endicott used to be the touch man,” Casey acknowledged. “Sure. And now the coverage corporation goes to be in a place too. The Feds were engaged on this factor. They’re going to invite loads of questions. after they walked in on him, there he used to be with the bonds at the table and the coverage consultant able to pay out. bear in mind Noel Scaffa, the non-public dick in big apple who used to do a similar factor on jewel robberies? good, he wound up within the can. So will Endicott. ” the telephone rang whereas Vaughn was once speaking, and Mike yelled to Casey. “Who is it? ” Casey requested. “What’s he wish? ” Mike grinned. “He says to inform that no-good so-and-so to get on right here and be speedy approximately it. ” “Sounds like Blaine,” Vaughn stated, relating the town editor. “Yeah,” stated Casey. “He’s my friend. ” It used to be Blaine, okay, and his voice used to be curt and sarcastic. “Where are these photographs of Stanford Endicott? ” “Wade’s bought ’em. ” “And where’s Wade? ” “Well, he’s—” Casey broke off. “Ain’t he there? ” “No. And on your details there’s a rebel up at the universal. you recognize the typical? I hate to irritate you with such trifles, yet i assumed it'd be great if the explicit may have an image of it, don’t you? No hurry, after all. It’ll most likely stay up for you. ” Casey tossed cash at the bar and swept up his plate case. “Some day, so support me,” he acknowledged, “I’m going to hit him correct within the nostril. ” He may possibly see the group up the road as he went out at the sidewalk. That made him overlook Blaine and he began to run.