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Schiff asked. ” Bracco asked. ” “I don’t know. I don’t remember. Jeans, I think, maybe a T-shirt. ” Bracco came back with another question of his own. “So she was dressed? Shoes? Socks? ” Tripp frowned. “Of course she was dressed. ” Schiff supplied the answer. ” A P L AG U E O F S E C R E TS 37 Tripp shook his head, impatient. “I just told you I didn’t remember exactly what she was wearing. I thought it was jeans and a T-shirt. ” “You wouldn’t have noticed,” Bracco asked, “if she was in a robe?
I can pay him whatever I want. He worked hard and I wanted to keep him happy, so I paid him well. As I said, we were friends in college. Once I got him set up, and especially once he started having a family, I felt a responsibility for him. ” Schiff shook her head. “Nobody’s saying there is, Mrs. ” But Bracco wasn’t ready to stop mining this vein. He jumped in quickly. ” “No,” Maya said. “No. Not very much. He’s my employee, after all. ” Suddenly seeming to realize that she’d exposed herself somehow, Maya relaxed back into the couch, trailed an arm along the armrest.
Glitsky took in that information in silence. After a minute, frowning at the effort to stay involved, he looked down at Bracco. ” “Probably? ” “Sure. But it’s our old pal the Glock hex-barrel. Bullet’s consistent with the gun we found. The casing didn’t have enough markings for positive ID. 40. And we’re running registration today. ” Bracco sat back in the folding chair. ” A P L AG U E O F S E C R E TS 35 Glitsky nodded and nodded. ” Glitsky looked through him, then focused on his inspector. “Fine,” he said.