By Jack O'Connell
A narcotics detective wages struggle opposed to a dangerous new stimulant
The drug is named Lingo, and it’s the main robust narcotic Lenore has ever noticeable. This affordably synthetic tablet races instantly for the brain’s language middle, supercharging it in order that even a dimwitted individual can converse and browse at 1,500 phrases according to minute. It induces giddiness, self belief, and sexual euphoria—with an aspect influence of murderous rage. The drug has come to Quinsigamond, a fading business heart within the center of Massachusetts, and it’s going to rip this city apart. Lenore believes she will cease that from occurring. A narcotics detective with a couple of addictions of her own—amphetamines and heavy steel, to call a couple—she loves not anything greater than her gun, till she meets Dr. Frederick Woo, the linguist helping her at the case. jointly they could cease the drug—if it doesn’t seize them first.
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Exclaimed the professor, pounding his hand on the desk. Johnny was startled and utterly bewildered. "What... " The professor giggled some more. Then he picked up the figurine and held it so Johnny could see the label. "Here, have a look! This is funny, it really is! See—right there. " Johnny looked. There was printing on the faded brown label, old-fashioned Victorian ornamental printing. It said: SOUVENIR OF CAIRO, ILLINOIS CHAPTER FOUR Johnny felt crushed. He felt cheated and humiliated and angry.
The professor looked startled, and then he waved his hand in an irritated way. "Oh, chains! Yes... hmm, yes, I suppose I should have thought of them! But I have so many things on my mind these days... hmmm... chains... yes. By the way, Henry, don't call me Rod. I hate to be called Rod. " "Sorry," said Grampa, shrugging apologetically. " "Think nothing of it," said the professor brusquely. "Can I come into your house and get something strong to drink? Some booze, I mean. " Johnny gasped. He had always had it drummed into his head when he was little that you never, never invited yourself into other people's houses.
Johnny did not know the professor quite as well. He had seen him a few times on the street, and he was—to tell the truth—a bit scared of him. But when he saw his Grampa smiling in such a friendly way, he figured the professor must be an okay person. " said Grampa, still grinning. "Are you gonna start with the two of us and then work your way down the block? From the way things look," he added, pointing to the shovel, "you've already got started. Who was it? Mrs. Kovacs? " "Oh, shut up," muttered the professor.
Box Nine (The Quinsigamond Series, Book 1) by Jack O'Connell