By Jeff Abbott
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They walked back to Real Shame. Claudia quickly inspected the tape collection and retrieved Pete’s homemade tape, and they went back on the dock, toward the marina office. An angry voice boomed along the docks, and they saw a woman arguing with Patrolman Fox at the police tape boundary. ‘Lady says she lives on the boat,’ Fox called to Claudia. ’ ‘Velvet Mojo sounds like a real bad wine,’ Claudia said. ‘It’s okay,’ she called back to Fox. The woman was in her late twenties, with streaky blond hair combed back to her shoulders.
Over the past five years since he’d shuffled back to Port Leo, his jobs shared only their brevity: photographing sports part-time for the paper, managing a defunct fifties-themed ice cream parlor with the ill-advised name of Shimmy Shimmy Shakes, and running a messenger service that never delivered profits. His father measured success by oil leases, acreage, investment income, and wifely pulchritude, and believed in Direction (especially for English majors who had cost him fifty thousand dollars to educate at Tulane).
Velvet sounded incredulous. ‘No way. ’ She stood, pacing away from the couch, shaking her head. Claudia stood. ‘I know this is hard …’ ‘You never knew him, Miss Thing, and you’re gonna pretend to know him better than me? ’ Whit asked the obvious question. ’ Her glare would have savaged a tank. ‘Because. He liked himself way too much. He wasn’t depressed. ’ ‘Fine,’ Claudia said. ’ Velvet’s tongue dabbed her lips. ‘Well, first of all, not me. ’ Whit asked. ‘We’ve been friends for a long time. We’ve worked together on a bunch of art films.
A Kiss Gone Bad by Jeff Abbott