The three men settled themselves in McGinley's study, Cole in a chair beside McGinley's desk, Eddie Sherman and Mickey O'Donohue in plain chairs either side of the doorway. McGinley soon appeared with a tray of drinks, muttered "Help yourselves" and then closed the study door before sitting himself behind his desk. The pistol he still held in his hand was deposited in a drawer.
In the silence that followed Cole thought back to Anna mentioning the train. It had come as a bolt from the blue, as the obvious often does, and led to him hurriedly leaving the Cody place.