Argosy

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    Dan had been so bone-deep sure that he was going to have to leave Casey that he had, in effect, mentally reconciled himself to the idea. There was something to it, he was pretty sure, and he said so to Abby: something to the idea of reconciliation, something to smoothing over all the hollow, pitted scars in his soul with warm beach sand. He’d bake in the sun until all the regrets had baked out, like alcohol from a rum cake.

    “Don’t you mean rum balls?”

    “No, I’m pretty sure I mean cake.”

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    “So here’s the thing,” said Casey.

    Abby squinted at him. “You’re Casey McCall.”

    “That’s correct.”

    “You’re Danny’s partner.”

    He nodded, feeling stiff and awkward. “I was, yes.”

    Abby rocked back in her chair, contemplating him. “You should probably find a different therapist.”

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  3. Public Bookmark 10

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    Dan Rydell drove to Los Angeles in the summer of 1988.

    It might have been a questionable idea. It might even, if one were to listen to his father, be a stupid idea. If one were to listen to Jacob Rydell, affectionately known to his intimates as Jay, one might think that blowing that kind of gas money is a waste, when the plane ticket is cheaper and faster, and it’s not like you need to bring much. What do you think you’re doing, having a adventure? This is a job, Danny.

    Dan did not think about that. The open road, with the sky arching beautifully above him, was a truly magnificent thing. He had his favorite tapes and a working cassette player. He mashed play without looking, and when he hit the end he’d swap it out, Simon le Bon’s voice thready against the roar of the pavement. Twelve hours a day of driving would get him there in under a week. There were parks and motels to sleep in when and if it became necessary. He chain-smoked when he started getting tired, juggling the cigarette lighter with the wheel, and kept going.

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  4. Public Bookmark 5

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    “Dan,” said Sally, leaning in across the table, “you’re a very handsome man.”

    Dan grinned at her, just one side of his mouth; it didn’t make it to his eyes. “So I’ve been told.”

    Anthony’s was full of noise. It was late—too late—and Dana and Casey were gone. Almost everyone was gone.

    Sally toyed with the skewered lemon peel in her drink. “I think you should consider a proposition.”

    “Oh, really? What kind? I hope it’s indecent. Wait, no, that’s a proposal.”

    She leaned forward again, and he found himself leaning back, until her lips brushed his ear. “Come back to my place.”

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  5. Public Bookmark 7

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    Dan liked Las Vegas. He liked the swirling crowds, he liked the women dressed to the nines, the constant glitter of excitement. He loved the pure, unmatched satisfaction of sitting at a game of poker among the highly skilled and immensely talented regardless of whether he won or lost, although if pressed he would have had to admit that he preferred winning.

    So when he got off the plane at McCarran, he was already feeling as airy and expansive as the bubbles frothing up in a flute of champagne. He had a suit carefully rolled in his luggage and a song in his heart. What more could a city boy need?

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