Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Enemy List

"First on the agenda McBain is to gather a list of your professional and personal enemies," Mews said.

"Ha!" McBain tossed his head back and guffawed.  "My enemy list, Mews, would wrap around the city a hundred times over."  He was starting to look a little glum.

"Yes, I see," Mews said.  "In that case let's start closer to home."  McBain nodded and began talking.  After nearly an hour Mews had jotted down about twenty names-seven of them had stars next to them.  

"You've got your work cut out for you cat-that's for damn sure," McBain said.  Humbled, he looked up at Mews.  "You're the only one I can trust right now Mews.  You're the only one fair-minded and level-headed enough to get to the truth of the matter and see past the baloney.  Most people in this town-they can't stand me and they can't wait to see me go down in flames."  As they parted ways Mews and McBain shook hands and Mews thought of Quigley-his friend and colleague was perhaps one of those who wished to see McBain consumed by a fiery conflagration.  As Mews shut the door behind his client he thought of ways in which he might dampen Quigley's ire the next time his friend joined him for tea.  


  1. Sorry you have so many enemies, McBain.

  2. Wow, this is gonna take lots of time to sort through.

  3. Quigs maybe, oughta, ditch that "flighty" ex girl friend so he can concentrate on the case at hand!

  4. Uh-oh, it sounds very complicated!

    Nubbin wiggles,


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