“I hope you realise I’m seriously putting my neck on the line here?”
“Uh-huh,” I barely even glanced up.
I still don’t understand why you didn’t just go straight to the chief.”
I skimmed over the incident report. It was all there, in bloody detail. The bastard’s mug shot was even attached to the page by a paperclip. He still wore that smug, self-satisfied grin.
“—the procedure,” Evans droned on. “We have teams in place who can handle stuff like this—”
I had to fight the urge to screw the papers up, tear them to shreds, send the desk flying. I couldn’t believe the incompetence of the report.
“I just need the name,” I interrupted through gritted teeth.
“I’m not gonna be able to cover you on this one, I hope you know that?”
“Just the name…” I repeated, flicking through the last few pages.
There it was.
The arresting warrant.
Scrawled, looped penmanship that screamed inadequacy and carelessness.
And at the bottom of the page, the date. A signed signature.
I felt a cold numbness at the base of my neck and gagged; an spray of blood burst from ym lips.
“I really wish you hadn’t seen that,” Evans growled.
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