Sheriff Cole spoke softly, his words less of an order more of an invitation that drifted gently through the air.
"We've gone through this before, but Zeke, you tell me everything you know about Mrs Prendergast's killing."
Zeke was about to talk, but no words came because McGinley turned his head to the side to look at him: one glance was enough. It said "Shut your mouth, Ezekial, you've been told. Now do as you've been told."
Zeke closed his mouth.
Before Cole could speak again, McGinley had thrown the same silent command into the face of his other son.