By Simon R. Green

John Taylor isn't really a personal detective "per se," yet he has a knack for locating misplaced issues. That's why he's been employed to descend into the Nightside, an otherworldly realm within the middle of London the place delusion and fact percentage renting area and the solar by no means shines.

For John Taylor, there's no position like home…

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Manny removed his sunglasses and smiled up at the man. “Buenos dı´as, Antonio. ” “Sı´,” Antonio said. His voice was low and sullen. His deeply tanned arms were crossed loosely over his chest. It put his right hand right next to his gun butt. I used Manny’s body to shield me from sight and casually put my hands close to my own gun. ” Or was that the Marines? “You’ve become a strong, handsome man,” Manny said. “My grandmother says I must let you in,” Antonio said. “She is a wise woman,” Manny said.

I asked. She smiled, but her eyes were as flat and black as a shark’s. ” I sighed. The voodoo lady wanted to see how tough I really was. Why? Maybe there wasn’t a reason. Maybe she was just a sadistic powerhungry bitch. Yeah, I could believe that. Then again, maybe there was a purpose to the theatrics. If so, I still didn’t know what it was. I glanced at Manny. He gave a barely perceivable shrug. He didn’t know what was going on either. Great. I didn’t like playing Dominga’s games, especially when I didn’t know the rules.

Sweat glimmered across his face in the harsh light. “Do not try any other doors, sen˜orita. ” I nodded. ” An empty room and he was sweating. Nice to know something frightened him. But why this room and not the one with the mewling stench behind it? I didn’t have a clue. ” He made a gracious motion THE LAUGHING CORPSE 53 like a maıˆtre d’ showing me to a chair. I went where he pointed. Where else was I going to go? The hallway fed into a large rectangular chamber. It was painted the same startling white as the cell had been.

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