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He stopped, and as he had at the service, turned and met her eyes. She thought she caught a flash of something in them: anger, sorrow, impatience. Then it was gone and they were simply cool, blue, and unfathomable. She didn’t hurry as she walked to him. Something told her he was a man too used to people—women certainly— rushing toward him. So she took her time, her long, slow strides flapping her borrowed coat around her chilly legs. “I’d like to speak with you,” she said when she faced him. She took out her badge, watched him give it a brief glance before lifting his eyes back to hers.
With a heavy sigh, Mavis dropped her slinkily attired nighty-eight pounds onto the sofa where she could eye Eve’s simple gray suit with disdain. ” Feeling drab, as she often did within twenty feet of Mavis’s outrageous color, Eve looked down at her suit. ” Mavis gestured with one emerald-tipped finger. ” She had, but she was remembering now. They had made plans to check out the new club Mavis had discovered at the space docks in Jersey. According to Mavis, the space jocks were perennially horny.
DeBlass turned those hard black eyes on Eve. ” “We identified the weapon, ascertained the time of death. We’re gathering evidence and interviewing residents of Ms. DeBlass’s building, and tracking the names in her personal and business logs. ” He said the word in a hiss. “There was no appointment listed for several hours prior to her death. ” “Break it,” DeBlass demanded. ” Though Eve failed to see the correlation, she remembered her job and nodded. ” “That’s not possible, senator,” Whitney said mildly.