The Sins of the Fathers (Matthew Scudder #1)

The Sins of the Fathers (Matthew Scudder #1)


Genres: MysteryThriller

Status: Full

Updated date: 03:23:12 12/08/2022

Description "The Sins of the Fathers (Matthew Scudder #1)"

Chapter 1 He was a big man, about my height with a little more flesh on his heavy frame. His eyebrows, arched and prominent, were still black. The hair on his head was iron gray, combed straight back, giving his massive head a leonine appearance. He had been wearing glasses but had placed them on the oak table between us. His dark brown eyes kept searching my face for secret messages. If he found any, his eyes didn't reflect them. His features were sharply chiseled-a hawk-bill nose, a full mouth, a craggy jawline-but the full effect of his face was as a blank stone tablet waiting for someone to scratch commandments on it. He said, "I don't know very much about you, Scudder." I knew a little about him. His name was Cale Hanniford. He was around fifty-five years old. He lived upstate in Utica where he had a wholesale drug business and some real estate holdings. He had last year's Cadillac parked outside at the curb. He had a wife waiting for him in his room at the Carlyle. He had a daughter in a cold steel drawer at the city mortuary. "There's not much to know," I said. "I used to be a cop." "An excellent one, according to Lieutenant Koehler." I shrugged. "And now you're a private detective."