Girl With The Phony Name

By Charles Mathes

Understanding not anything approximately her earlier apart from her identify, Lucy MacAlpin Trelaine is overjoyed via a potential reunion together with her father, till ""Dad"" attempts to kill her and falls to his loss of life, best Lucy to Scotland at the path of buried treasure and a legacy of homicide. Reprint. K. "

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They have been status in entrance of a door marked dossier ROOM. Simchick unlocked it with a key from his ring and flipped on a mild. where had a musty scent. It was once packed to the ceiling with containers and steel file-cabinets. Simchick needed to suck in his belly to get down the slender aisle. behind the room he knelt with a grunt, opened a drawer, and commenced fingering during the manila folders. ultimately he chanced on what he was once trying to find. “Here we are,” he stated, emerging laboriously. “‘Car crash ten twenty-three. course Seven. fatalities. child taken to Pittsfield normal. ’ this can be my very own record. Jesus Christ. i used to be thirty-four years outdated, are you able to beat that? It used to be like the day before today. ” Lucy felt in poor health. All her lifestyles she had celebrated October 23 as her birthday. Now this fats cop used to be announcing it wasn’t her birthday; it used to be the day her mom and dad died. “The driving force of the opposite automobile bought you out sooner than the fireplace begun. I appear to keep in mind there has been a few man from ny involved,” Simchick went on. “Yeah, right here it really is. Cicarillo, the driving force. ” “What are you conversing approximately? ” requested Lucy softly, desirous to scream. She was once abruptly filled with unexpected feelings, emotions so powerful and so quick that they left her with out room to imagine. “Yeah, it’s all coming again to me now,” acknowledged Simchick, analyzing additional. Lucy used to be afraid to talk. Her middle pounded. She didn’t need to know from now on. She desired to flip and run, however it was once too past due. Simchick was once speaking back. “ … burned past attractiveness, either one of them. suitcases within the trunk, additionally burned. We pointed out the driving force from the car’s registration number plate. the following we move. Alex Cicarillo. Caucasian male, age forty-two. Lived in Brooklyn, ny. ” “Cicarillo. ” Lucy rolled the strange note round in her mouth. “This … Cicarillo … used to be my father? ” Lucy braced herself with a hand opposed to a dossier cupboard so she wouldn’t fall. Simchick shrugged. “He yes wasn’t approximately to inform us. We didn’t even be aware of for sure that the girl used to be your mom. All we had was once lifeless our bodies. Let’s see, we talked to Cicarillo’s sister”—Simchick glanced down on the document back. —“Theresa Iatoni, Mrs. Stephen. additionally of Brooklyn. Yeah, this was once the matter. The sister claimed the child couldn’t be her brother’s, him being single and all. ” “Then why used to be he using the auto? ” Simchick scratched his head. “Yeah, that used to be the matter. The sister claimed Cicarillo employed his automobile out for day premiums. yet he wasn’t an authorized hack, so there weren’t no files or not anything. The passenger—if she used to be a passenger and never a few female friend the sister didn’t comprehend about—the passenger coulda been anyone. A vacationer, a neighbor, simply a person trying to get to Vermont. one among our men was once even confident the 2 had abducted you, yet that by no means looked at. You by no means knew any of this? ” “No,” Lucy acknowledged virtually inaudibly. “Jeez. a person shoulda oughta advised you. anyhow, the sister wouldn’t have any a part of the lifeless lady or of you. Wouldn’t even pay the burial charges. That’s whilst the priest received concerned. ” “Where is that this priest? am i able to check with him?

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