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By Peter Corris

Gareth Greenaway used to be now not all he appeared, yet Cliff Hardy used to be used to that. What he used to be no longer used to used to be the shadowy international Greenaway was once to guide him into - neurosurgeons, psychological sufferers, AIDS victims, all excited by their very own goals and delusions. Peter Corris's different books comprise "The January Zone", "The Greenwich Apartments", "The Empty seashore" and "Deal Me Out".

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So, call the police. ’ I swung my legs off the bed and put my feet gingerly on the floor. I wondered if I could support my weight. A pratfall wouldn’t have created the right impression just then. ’ Smith said. Any public place, I thought. Preferably where they serve drinks. ‘What about your office? ’ I pointed again. ’ Smith smiled. ‘Happily, my office has a view of the gate and of the water and I’ve got a good single malt. ’ * * * * We sat in Smith’s pleasant office, admired the view and I rubbed the back of my neck.

This is absurd,’ Grey snorted. ‘So, call the police. ’ I swung my legs off the bed and put my feet gingerly on the floor. I wondered if I could support my weight. A pratfall wouldn’t have created the right impression just then. ’ Smith said. Any public place, I thought. Preferably where they serve drinks. ‘What about your office? ’ I pointed again. ’ Smith smiled. ‘Happily, my office has a view of the gate and of the water and I’ve got a good single malt. ’ * * * * We sat in Smith’s pleasant office, admired the view and I rubbed the back of my neck.

A card was Scotch-taped to the inside of the fruit shop window at eye level: Greenlock Enquiries, G. Greenway Enquiry Agent, Unit 3. I went along beside the building to a double doorway; the doors had glass panels but they were dirty and smeared. Only one of the doors opened and that let very little light into a lino-covered lobby. Flats 1 and 2 were on this level. A flight of stairs led up into more darkness. The stairs creaked loudly and the banister was shaky. I found a switch for one of those lights that stays on for not quite long enough to let you see what you want to see.

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