Sheriff Cole rose abruptly, reached his hand across the desk and proffered a handshake.
"Thanks, Mayor, that's been very revealing."
Mayor McGinley looked as confused as Mickey O'Donohue as he took the Sheriff's hand.
"Look, Cole, what's all this about? What's Sherman done?"
Still clasping hands, Sheriff Cole said "One last question, Mayor. Does he have a grudge against you?"
The shock on McGinley's face was genuine.
"No! At least I hope not." He shook his head. "No, I'm certain of it."
Cole released the Mayor's hand.
"Good," he said, "Very good. Thank you Mr McGinley, you've been very helpful."