Holding his bottle to cool his face, Carling broke the silence. "I was a wreck in court today, mumbling like a rookie. I couldn't keep my concentration. All I could feel was anxiety, thinking about that text," he said.
"You’re afraid? You have a gun," Matt said. "Imagine me. I’m armed with a laptop. I never retreat, I backspace." So much for humor, he thought.
"Claussen's dangerous. He’s had a long time to plan revenge." Carling took a long drink. "We have no idea where he is, what resources he has," he said.
"What do you hear on the job? You must have access to resources with your new job.” Matt tried to sound calm. It wasn't working.
"Some rinky-dink town in Florida,” Carling said. “I've never heard of it. To me, Florida is Miami or Orlando. Everything in between is nothing but swamp."
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