Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Dusty and Janet Pay a Clandestine Visit to Thommo's Boat

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Dusty and Janet Pay a Clandestine Visit to Thommo's Boat

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Episode 22Looking for Lady Love

JANET picks up her iPhone.

C[pounds sterling]Going to mark off lunch?C[yen]

She ignores me.

Janet religiously records every calorie. Personally, I'd rather not know.

C[pounds sterling]Had another look at Manny's boat this morning.C[yen]

Lifts her eyes from the phone, C[pounds sterling]Wouldn't mind having a look at that boat.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Amanda's selling it. Bad memories, I guess.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Show me? Before I go back to work.C[yen]

We take my car, leave hers in the five-

minute zone.

The security guy remembers me.

C[pounds sterling]Just another quick look.C[yen]

Hands me the key. C[pounds sterling]Won't be able to get inside. Put the cover back on.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Cover?C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Weather plays havoc with the

upholstery.C[yen]

There was no cover either time I'd been there Co wonder if that's significant.

Janet's disappointed she can't get inside; impressed though. C[pounds sterling]What do you reckon it's worth?C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Several mil. Must be money in designing high-rise.C[yen]

We jump onto the deck, walk around.

Janet peers in through the windows, like Persephonie had earlier. I remember the mobile I found Co should try to charge it up.

C[pounds sterling]That's the main bedroom, where I found Thommo.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Which one's Thommo's boat?C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Don't know.C[yen] Never got there. Had intended to, but he'd been dead, and then I'd got arrested. C[pounds sterling]Should check it out.C[yen]

We head back to the security guy, I hand over the key, do my professional PI thing. C[pounds sterling]Thanks for letting us through. You know Thommo?C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Sure. Poor bastard.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]It was me found him.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Can't have been pleasant.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Part of the job.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Was it you zapped the cop? …

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