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“Yeah. You want to come along?”

Virgil thought for a brief moment and he nodded. “Maybe I'll get him some neatsfoot oil.”

“He would like that.” She opened the door to go. “Where are you going now?”

“Home. I got animals to tend to.” He looked at her. “Then I have to find out where Hoffman lived.”

“Why?”

“Apparently my boat is in his garage.”

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Thanks to the usual suspects at Simon & Schuster Canada and at Scribner in the United States. To Jen Barclay—thank you for your early read and your enduring friendship.

And
gracias
to my agent, Victoria Skurnick. With a
k
.

© LORRAINE SOMMERFELD

BRAD SMITH
was born and raised in southern Ontario. He has worked as a farmer, signalman, insulator, truck driver, bartender, schoolteacher, maintenance mechanic, roofer, and carpenter. He lives in an eighty-year-old farmhouse near the north shore of Lake Erie.
Red Means Run,
the first novel in his Virgil Cain series, was named among the Year's Best Crime Novels by
Booklist
.

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Also by Brad Smith

Red Means Run

All Hat

Big Man Coming Down the Road

Busted Flush

One-Eyed Jacks

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