The Witness (Badge Of Honor)

By W.E.B. Griffin

The theft led to homicide, the killers claimed to be terrorists, and the one cooperative witness feared for his lifestyles. Police officer Matt Payne knew the risks of his profession--but by no means notion that he himself could be the person who wanted protection...In BADGE OF HONOR, W.E.B. Griffin unearths the explosive global of legislation enforcement with an analogous energy and authenticity that made his BROTHERHOOD OF conflict and THE CORPS sequence national bestsellers.

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She requested. great voice. Deep. gentle. i'm wondering what the remainder of her appears like? “Actually, there are . ” “Oh? ” “I harm. ” “And? ” “Nature calls. ” “Bowels or bladder? ” “Bladder,” he acknowledged, after which reconsidered. “Probably either. ” God, what a wonderfully magnificent strategy to start a romantic dialog. the pinnacle withdrew from the door, and the door closed. “I provide you with my own guarantee,” Mr. Robert Holland introduced basically from the tv display, “that you’ll by no means get a greater deal at any place within the Delaware Valley than you’ll get from me. Step into anyone of our destinations this day, and certainly one of our revenues counselors of integrity will end up it to you. ” “You hypocritical fucking thief! ” Officer Payne spoke back indignantly. The nurse back, extra speedy than Matt had anticipated, wearing a tray with a tiny paper cup on it, and chrome steel units, one lower than her arm, which reminded Matt of the word “form follows functionality. ” the remainder of her used to be as beautiful as her face. She used to be tall, and lithe, and moved with grace. Scandinavian, he idea. or even a kind of Baltic international locations, Latvia, Estonia. perhaps Polish? Jesus, she’s appealing! She positioned the practical utensils at the mattress beside him, after which part crammed a plastic glass with water from a carafe. Then she passed him the tiny paper cup. there has been one very small capsule, part the dimensions of an aspirin in it. “What’s this? ” “Demerol. ” “Will it paintings? ” “The health professional it seems that thinks so. ” Matt shrugged, then reached into the cup for the tablet. He misplaced it among the cup and his lip. The nurse shook her head, after which whilst Matt used to be not able to discover it within the folds of his sheets came upon it for him. “Watch,” she stated. She picked up the cup, caught out her tongue, after which mimed upending the tablet cup onto her tongue. “Think you could deal with that? ” “I’ll provide it an excellent shot. ” She dropped the tablet into the paper cup and passed it to him. “How do i do know you don’t have a few loathsome disorder? ” Matt requested. “She stated you’d most likely be trouble,” the nurse stated. “Who’s she? ” “Margaret McCarthy,” the nurse acknowledged. “Trust me. Take your capsule. ” He succeeded in getting the tablet into his mouth after which swallowing it. “How are you aware Margaret? ” “We’re going for our BSs at Temple together,” the nurse stated. “Are you going to inform me what to name you, or am I going to need to ask Margaret? ” “You can name me Nurse,” she acknowledged. “Here i'm, in soreness, and also you won’t even inform me your identify? ” “Lari,” she acknowledged. “Lari Matsi. ” “What is that, Estonian? “Estonian? No. Finnish. ” “I by no means met a Finn earlier than. ” “Now you will have. ” “How come Margaret pointed out me? ” “She knew I labored the following, and he or she known as me and stated you and Prince fascinating have been pals. ” “How lengthy is that little capsule going to take to paintings? ” “A jiffy. You do understand how to paintings these? ” She nodded on the bedpans. “You won’t want a demonstration? ” “No. ” “Ring whilst you’re through,” she acknowledged. “They’ll come take them away for you. ” “They’ll? ” “I’m a surgical nurse,” Lari stated. “I’ve graduated from bedpan dealing with.

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