By S. J. Rozan
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And it’s good to have work. ” “Pah. ” “Ma! You don’t even like Bill. ” “If you never call him again, your mother and your brothers will be happy. But for him not to call you? He values himself too highly. ” Her pursed lips told me what she thought of that. Then she waved away the annoying gnat of Bill. ” “Two hours. Plenty of time to shower and change. ” Probably taken in by the charcoal silk pantsuit that was my mother’s handiwork, the Waldorf doorman actually smiled at me. In the carpeted, chandeliered lobby, three men conferred over PDAs, no doubt scheduling a very important meeting.
With you, in a minute. We’d be unstoppable. Cute little Chinese chick and a fat Jewish alte kacker, clients would be falling over each other. No, seriously, it’s just that you guys work well together. ” That showed a surprising sensitivity, coming from Joel, but I didn’t want to get into it. ” “Certainly not me. Listen, is this important? ” Joel smiled and suddenly bellowed, “You’re nothing without me! ” I put my hands to my ears. ” “City of Angels. Coleman and Zippel. Last of the great Broadway musicals, and it’s about a private eye, too!
Survivors did, after the war. But as the Nazis rose in the thirties, countries all over the world closed their doors. S. had small quotas by country and looked at the Jews as Germans, Austrians, Poles, wherever they were from. ” Joel asked me. ” “I know that. But I thought—” “It was just you? ” I sipped tea to hide my annoyance that Joel had caught me out being ignorant, and in front of the client, too. “Well, but Shanghai? It seems so . . ” “I’m sure it did to them, too,” Alice said. “But visas were relatively easy to get, and often passengers off ships weren’t asked for papers in any case.