“I been up for three hours, nervouser than a nun at a penguin shoot,” she said.
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He’d laid off for a while, but killing is like riding a bicycle: once you got it, you got it.
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“I got a place so far out in the woods that the fxckin’ owls get lost.”
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" ... Gar. Where’d we go that we’d like?”
He shook his head. “I don’t know. Someplace crookeder than here.”
“You know a place crookeder than Dallas?”
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Women liked him: he couldn’t go to Whole Foods without picking up a conversation.
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LUIS SOTO was a bad man and liked being a bad man. The badness rolled off him like a malaria sweat, a mean little rat-bastard who could walk into a bar and order a shot of Reposado Gold and everybody in the bar would figure him for a gun and a razor and an eagerness to use them.
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If someone told him that an unknown X had murdered a known Y, he’d usually know a Z that he could talk to, to begin figuring out what had happened.

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