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Going straight meant crooked planning. He'd never make it unless he somehow managed to Pick a Crime.
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Pick a Crime

By Richard R. Smith

Start Publishing LLC

Copyright © 2015 by Start Publishing LLC

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever.

First Start Publishing eBook edition July 2015

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Manufactured in the United States of America

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ISBN 13: 978-1-68299-708-6

Pick a Crime

By Richard R. Smith

Going straight meant crooked planning. He’d never make it unless he somehow managed to Pick a Crime.

The girl was tall, wide-eyed and brunette. She had the right curves in the right places and would have been beautiful if her nose had been smaller, if her mouth had been larger and if her hair had been wavy instead of straight.

Hank said you wanted to see me, she said when she stopped beside Joe’s table.

Yeah. Joe nodded at the other chair. Have a seat. He reached into a pocket, withdrew five ten-dollar bills and handed them to her. I want you to do a job for me. It’ll only take a few minutes.

The girl counted the money, then placed it in her purse. Joe noticed a small counterfeit-detector inside the purse before she closed it. What’s the job?

Tell you later. He gulped the remainder of his drink, almost pouring it down his throat.

Hey. You trying to make yourself sick?

Not sick. Drunk. Been trying to get drunk all afternoon. As the liquor settled in his stomach, he waited for the warm glow. But the glow didn’t come ... the bartender had watered his drink