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A plaque mounted on the wall had The Fury 29 arrows pointing in either direction. To the left, the arrow read, Morgue. To the right, the arrow read, Viewing Room. Binks began walking toward the right. I followed behind him as he opened a door and led me into a small room. A man was waiting for us inside. He was about five-eight and built stocky and muscular, like one of those NFL linebackers who had trouble seeing over the center but could deliver a hit like nobody's business. His skin was dark, a neat goatee, and he wore a dark gray suit.
An unmarked Crown Victoria sat outside, and Makhoulian approached it. He leaned up against the door. He took a white handkerchief from his jacket pocket and wiped his forehead. I stood there watching him, unsure of what to do. What the next step was. "You still haven't told me why you're so convinced Stephen Gaines is my brother. And even if he is, why did you call me? " I asked. "I barely spoke two words to Gaines in the entire thirty seconds I knew him. " "You weren't our first choice, Henry," Makhoulian said, pocketing the cloth.
Listen, Mr. Parker, I need you to come down to the county medical examiner's office tonight. " "Thirtieth and first. I've been there before. I'm a reporter with the Gazette, I've spoken with the medical examiner. " "Yes, he does. And I know who you are, Mr. Parker. " He didn't need to say it, but I could tell Makhoulian was speaking about Joe Mauser and John Fredrickson, the two cops who were involved in my being hunted across the country for a murder I didn't commit. 's office in one hour. " "No, but I would still like to know what all this is about.