Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Nasty Piece of Work; CONTINUOUS NOVEL A[euro]" DUSTY DEXTER A[euro]" EPISODE 32

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Nasty Piece of Work; CONTINUOUS NOVEL A[euro]" DUSTY DEXTER A[euro]" EPISODE 32

Article excerpt

I POKE my head around the door into Red's office. She's studying a magazine, Guns Quarterly. There's a gun safe in her office, bolted to the floor. I'm not allowed near the guns.

aRed. Know a Marty Lowe? He and Thommo had a chat that night at the club.a

aNasty piece of work. Siddown.a

She closes the magazine. aTalk.a

aThommo must have been waiting for him. Soon as he arrived they went to the bar, looked like Thommo bought him a drink, they had a chat, maybe 15 minutes. Marty left, Thommo came back to the table.a

She picks up the phone, dials. aSenior Sergeant Stern.a A pause. aG'day, mate. You know Marty Lowe was at the surf club the night Manny disappeared?a

She hits the speaker phone.

aNo one mentioned him.a

aDusty said he was there. He and Thommo had a discussion, Marty left. Know what he's been up to lately?a

aSame old, same old. …

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