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By Timothy Hallinan

INTRODUCING JUNIOR BENDER, the favourite BURGLAR-TURNED-

PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR OF HOLLYWOOD CROOKS

Junior Bender is a l. a. burglar with a magic contact. in view that he first began breaking into homes while he was once fourteen years outdated, he's by no means as soon as been stuck. yet now, after twenty-two years of an exemplary profession, Junior has been blackmailed via Trey Annunziato, essentially the most robust crime bosses in los angeles, into performing as a personal investigator at the set of Trey's porn motion picture enterprise, which somebody retains sabotaging. The celebrity Trey has covered as much as do all that's unwholesome on digicam is Thistle Downing, America's liked baby famous person, who now lives by myself in a drug-induced stupor, destitute and uninsurable. Her starring function may be the scandalous fall-from-grace gossip of rubber-neckers around the nation. No ask yourself Trey wishes support retaining the construction on track.

Junior understands what that he may still do--get Thistle out and locate her help--but doing the precise factor will land him at the unsuitable aspect of LA's scariest mob boss. With the aid of his precocious twelve-year-old daughter, Rina, and his felony sidekick, Louie the misplaced (an ex-getaway driver), Junior has to determine a miracle solution.

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Sooly whooped as the air rushed out of her lungs, rolled over, gathered the small boy in her arms and playfully massaged his scalp with her knuckles through a shock of cotton-white hair. "Let's go swimming, Sooly," her cousin, Bill, gasped through his laughter. "Twim, Tooly," said young Anne, coming up to join in the roughhouse. "In you go," Sooly said, tossing Bill into the creek. He went out of sight, came up blowing and kicking energetically. Sooly lowered Anne by the arms to let her stand on the lower lip of the dock, which was under water on the mid-tide.

Sooly whooped as the air rushed out of her lungs, rolled over, gathered the small boy in her arms and playfully massaged his scalp with her knuckles through a shock of cotton-white hair. "Let's go swimming, Sooly," her cousin, Bill, gasped through his laughter. "Twim, Tooly," said young Anne, coming up to join in the roughhouse. "In you go," Sooly said, tossing Bill into the creek. He went out of sight, came up blowing and kicking energetically. Sooly lowered Anne by the arms to let her stand on the lower lip of the dock, which was under water on the mid-tide.

The growing incidence of something so simple as a smile was reward for her work. The job was not an easy one. It was a stunning challenge, in fact. A lot of time and energy had been expended on the outward blink in a transferral of certain materials from the cargo wells to their designated places, but as paint was applied to dull walls and bulkheads in pleasing brightness, as soft hangings muted the harsh contours of the quarters, she could see the improvement. She would have to justify the expense of tossing perfectly good but unattractive hard metal furniture out the jettison hatch to be replaced by soft-hued, rich woods from the decorator colony on Ankan II, but she was not concerned.

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