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Dirty Work

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Author: Lewis Shiner
Published: 1992
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,074 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 93.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,244
Added to site: 2007.10.29 18765
License: by-nc-nd

An ex-football player investigates a rape case.

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ted at him, too. "Leave me the fuck alone!" She turned back to me, her mascara running all over her face, and spit on my left shoe. Then she shoved her way through the crowd and started running back down Speedway, back the way she came.


I started shaking too, as soon as I got in the truck. I shook all the way to Dennis's office.

He was with "one of his people" when I came in. After a few minutes his door opened and this good-looking Chicano came out. He was in his twenties, with longish hair and a mustache and an expensive black leather coat that hung down to his knees. He smiled at the red haired receptionist and pointed at her and said, "You be good, now."

"You too, Javier."

"No chance," he said, and rubbed his mustache and sniffed. The receptionist laughed. I couldn't help but think that Dennis was paying him more than ten bucks an hour for whatever it was he did.

Dennis was standing in the doorway of his office. "Come on in," he said.

I sat on the edge of

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
Lisa Carr

A down-on-his-luck manual laborer takes a job from a school friend who is now a lawyer. He is to follow the lawyer's client, a rape victim, and make sure she is as innocent as she seems. But there's a lot of lying going on in the case.
A gritty story with characters who act real and a plot to turn your stomach.
Highly recommended.



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