By Stuart M. Kaminsky
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Yes," he said. " "Variety is the spice of life," she said, taking a small bite of her sandwich. "We get enough variety," he said. Mac's wife, he remembered, had liked chicken salad, which was probably why he had been eating it. The taste, the smell, reminded him of her. It was something like pinching a taste bud to remind him, though he took no great pleasure in it. He had not been eating well for weeks. Tonight he semi-planned to pick up a couple of kosher hot dogs and a large Diet Coke. The date was coming soon, a few days.
He answered it, said, "Yes," and listened before saying, "I'll get there as soon as I can. " He hung up as Louisa Cormier came out of the office, gun held by the barrel in one hand. She held out the gun to Mac but he told her to put it on the table. "I have a permit somewhere," Louisa said. "Ann could find it when…" "I don't think that will be necessary," said Mac. Aiden put on a fresh pair of gloves and reached for the weapon. Louisa Cormier watched in fascination. After examining the gun, Aiden said, "It's a Walther P22 with a three-quarter-inch barrel.
Asked Mac. "I know writers, Dutch Leonard, Loren Estleman, who still use typewriters, but I don't understand why," Louisa said. " asked Aiden. " "Yes," said Aiden. "I really don't know. Something good. " asked Mac. "A sheet of my computer… yes, of course. " "Yes," said Mac. " He rose, and so did the two women. Louisa Cormier, gun in her right hand, made another trip to her office and came back with several sheets of paper which she handed to Mac. The gun was gone. "You should know that I don't give my publisher a printed copy of my books," she said.