By Michael Craven
Introducing Donald Tremaine, P.I.
as soon as the world's no 1 surfer, Donald Tremaine surrender on the best of his online game, moved right into a trailer in Malibu, and have become a detective. appealing girls do not ask for his autograph anymore. Now they ask for his helpвЂ”like the beautiful Nina Aldeen, who desires Tremaine to resolve the homicide of her uncle, ads wealthy person Roger Gale, brutally slayed in his L.A. place of work a yr previous. The police research went nowhere. The suspects are many, and the sufferer had extra secrets and techniques than someone ever knew. however the nearer Tremaine will get to the reality, the nearer he involves a killer who simply may perhaps make his most intricate case his final.
a unique that either honors and invigorates the vintage deepest eye novel, physique reproduction loudly heralds the arrivalвЂ”with a bulletвЂ”of a huge contender at the noir scene.
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I’ll tell him you said that. ” Marvin always asked Tremaine if he could help him on his cases. Tremaine didn’t mind his asking, but he’d never taken him up on it, not yet, despite many, many requests. Tremaine said good-bye and started heading back to his trailer. Then Marvin said, “Happy Birthday, Mr. ” “Thanks, Marvin,” Tremaine said, looking over his shoulder at the bald stump clad in camouﬂage. 23 Michael Craven Eight hours later, Tremaine got in his car, a sky blue 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme two door, and drove to Venice.
Some of that would never go away, Tremaine hoped. You could certainly still feel the history, see the real locals crawling the streets, feel them looking at you all wild-eyed as you entered their turf. Tremaine thinking, they especially didn’t like it when you surfed their waves. He smiled thinking about that, knowing he got welcomed into their breaks because of his history. He called information and said, “Venice, California. Nina Aldeen please. ” Got it. 424 Rialto. A great street, one of the most charm24 BODY COPY ing, very close to where he had lived with his ex-wife.
This is what it said: And you can’t quite describe the feeling because there are so many feelings. They come in waves. Sometimes it’s simply that you can’t believe your marriage broke up. You can’t believe you are one of the failures. But that’s not so much a feeling as it is a thought-through realization. The feelings are more erratic. Sometimes you’re happy—happy it’s over, happy you’re out of a difﬁcult situation. Sometimes you’re introspective, analyzing the divorce from an almost clinical, outsider’s perspective.
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