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McCaleb nodded slightly and was uncomfortable with himself for doing it so readily.
"Leave the stuff," he said. "I'll call you when I can."
On the way to the door Winston looked about for Graciela but didn't see her.
"She's probably in with the baby," McCaleb said.
"Well, tell her I said good-bye."
There was an awkward silence the rest of the way to the door. Finally, as McCaleb opened it, Winston spoke.
"So what's it like, Terry? Being a father."
"It's the best of times, it's the worst of times."
His stock answer. He then thought a moment and added something he had thought about but never said, not even to Graciela.
"It's like having a gun to your head all the time."
Winston looked confused and maybe even a little concerned.
"Because I know if anything ever happens to her, anything, then my life is over."
"I think I can understand that."
She went through the door. She looked rather silly as she left. A seasoned homicide detective riding away in a golf cart.
Copyright © 2001 Hieronymus, Inc. Excerpt used with permission from Time Warner Bookmark.
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