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336 pages, Kindle Edition
First published June 4, 2019
It might take a little while to get there, but I'll tell you everything, and I'll tell you the truth. As best I can. I used to lie, but when I tell you the story, you'll understand why I had to lie. You'll understand that I didn't have a choice. I just wanted to do my job.
Now they were all downstairs at the welcome-back dinner, an all-staff-all-students meal that marked the end of the first week of classes. They'd joke there about house-elves and pumpkin juice -- or at least the freshmen would. By the time they were sophomores, that vein of humor was worn beyond use.
... the books murmuring to each other like a scandalized congregation of origami Presbyterians.
Across the bay, San Francisco bled money like an unzipped artery.
The drive through the Sunol hills was as beautiful as the novocaine that comes before the drill.