By Alfred Hitchcock
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I protested, raising my head to give him an indignant look. Brian is competence personified, and I’m not just saying that because I’m in love with him. He frowned at me. “Yeah, I would. Not because I’m an idiot, but because I’m not an expert. ” It was my turn to frown. “I don’t know, about eighty percent. ” I could tell from the intense way he was looking at me that he wasn’t going to answer my question until I answered his. “Maybe about two percent? ” “Let’s say you’ve got the figures exactly right.
Mine, frankly, sucked. CHAPTER 2 I offered to make a pot of coffee, because caffeine is my drug of choice. I expected Adam to decline. We weren’t exactly bosom buddies, so when he accepted my offer, I knew there was something else he wanted to talk about. Knowing him, I wouldn’t like the subject, but I hoped it would be better than brooding about the lawsuit. My financial situation had reduced me to el-cheapo store-brand coffee instead of the freshly ground beans I much preferred. At least it still smelled good and packed the caffeine punch I needed.
It had slipped his mind that as a civilian, I wasn’t used to looking at images of people whose insides weren’t inside anymore, and it had been all I could do not to hurl. Adam chuckled softly when he saw me staring at the folder. “No, these aren’t more crime scene photos,” he assured me. I hated that my train of thought had been that obvious, but by now I was beginning to believe I’d never learn to keep everything I’m thinking from flashing across my face like the CNN crawl. “Glad to hear it,” I said, trying to sound casual as I gestured him in.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Twelve Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV by Alfred Hitchcock