The Case Notes of P.I. James: Case One

by John Steckley

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This case drew them closer together.  It started this way.  James and Ruthie were in the office: he standing; she sitting.  The office was so small they were almost in each other’s pockets: Reception with a small desk and two chairs; his office with the same; washroom, public down the hall, shared with a few accounts accountant, a lawyer who would defend anybody, and a therapist who listened a lot, but said little.

A woman walked into the room with a presence that was obvious, but also an air of insecurity that was new to her.



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