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“Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon-Where are you from? Originally.
Jim Baxter-The Valley. Where are you from? Originally.
Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon-Mississippi Valley. Alabama, Birmingham.
Jim Baxter-Well, here’s to being from somewhere.”
“Jim Baxter-Something I got to know. How’s a guy with the best clearance rate in the department work fifteen years without a promotion?
Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon-Maybe I didn’t go to the right church.”
You knew him, didn’t you? At least, he knew you. That’s why he did that to your face. You let him in. You thought, “Not my type, but maybe he could be a friend.” I mean, you can’t get enough of them. But then you had that one little feeling. You thought, “What if?” But you waved it away. Thought, “Ah, what the hell? Life’s too short.” And you... (continue)(continue reading)
“Jim Baxter-Things probably changed a lot since you left.
Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon-You still got to catch him, right?
Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon-Not that much has changed then.”
“- Christopher Cross: Hey, did you read this?
- Adele Cross: Read what?
- Christopher Cross: This murder in Queens. A man killed his wife with the window weight, put her body in the trunk, shipped her to California. It says here...
- Adele Cross: I've read the paper, thank you. He didn't get away with it, did he? He'll go to the chair, as he...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Mrs. Beragon, being a detective is like, well, like making an automobile. You take all the pieces and put them together one by one. First thing you know, you got an automobile or a murderer. And we got him.”
“I know. Everybody thinks detectives do nothing but ask questions... but detectives have souls, the same as anyone else.”
“The basis of our job is intelligence. The method interrogation. Conducted in such a way as to ensure we always get an answer. In our situation, humane consideration can only lead to despair and confusion. I'm sure all units will understand and act accordingly. Unfortunately, success doesn't depend only on us.”