“When one detonates a nuclear bomb,” Pendergast said, “the shadows left behind on the walls are rarely able to protest.”
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Funny how cops always seemed to prefer comfort food when they went off shift — just like they seemed to prefer bars with the word Tavern in their names.
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“The question always comes up: what can you tell about the perp from the handwriting? I’m afraid that in the past twenty to thirty years, the ‘science’ of handwriting analysis — graphology — has been thoroughly debunked. ”
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You didn’t notice light during the day; you were immersed in it; you put on your sunglasses and ignored it. But at night it was different. Darkness was like the setting of a gemstone, and the qualities of light were as numerous as its colors: soft, low, intense, gauzy, and tremulous.

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