His drive was hidden by four foot high snowbanks, so Cardinal didn't see the car blocking his way until he almost rear ended the car. Lise Delorme, the Algonquin Bay police departments entire office of special investigations, got out of the unmarked car and waded through the exhaust toward him.
I was about to give up, i tried to phone you but there was no answer, and your machine, its not working.
I switched it off, what the hell you doing here anyway?
well Dyson, I think he wants you back.
I don't care. You mind backing out now, so I can plug my car in? I mean, if its okay with Dyson. Whys he sending you, anyway? Since when are you working homicides?
Dyson told me to come get you. they've found a body.
got nothing to do with me. I don't work homicides, remember? you mind letting me through, sergeant?
You must have heard I quit special
No, I heard you wanted to quit special
Its official now. Dyson says you'll show me the ropes
no, thanks. im not interested. who's working special?
FIne, doesn't make the slightest different. You gonna get lost now?It's cold, I'm tired, and I'd kind of like to eat my supper.
He's not here yet. Some guy from Toronto
They think it could be Katie Pine
Cardinal looked away, staring out into the blackness that was Trout Lake. In the distance the headlights of two snowmobiles moved in tandem across the dark Katie pine. thirteen years old. missing since September 12; he would never forget that date.Katie pine a good student, a math whiz from the Chippewa Reserve, a girl whom he had never met, whom he had wanted more than anything to find