“Where is he?”

“Who? Gunfire Joe?”


“He’s out in the sticks, working some case. Somewhere out in Humboldt. Been over there since Wednesday.”

“What’s the old bastard up to? Why isn’t he back yet? Can’t be that big a case if he’s working it, right?”

“How the fuck should I know? It isn’t a secret he’s a hack … been screwing up left and right. He’s probably drunk again.”

“Probably. But he’s still the law. He needs to start acting like it, for fuck’s sake.”

Next: Chapter 1 – The Dark