"What is it?" she asked as she led me in and closed the door. She was wearing the same pink bathrobe she was wearing the night before. I was wondering if she was naked underneath. No, Jake, concentrate.
We went over to the couch and sat down.
"Listen," I said, "all my suspicions have been confirmed. Nick Berman had Phil Garfield killed and is bribing the City Planner's office."
"Did he have Ms. Newstead killed?" she asked.
"Yeah, about that," I said. I knew I could trust her now that they were about to have her killed. "She's not dead."