“Lot of you Northern boys think we’re all a bunch of stupid rednecks down here, ready to swallow any old story,” Theiss said, chuckling and smacking his thigh.
The lawmen agreed that Manigrove must have been tortured to give up some information. But what? What did he know that was so valuable to his killers? And did he tell them what they wanted to know before he died?
“Now, I know this guy worked for some secret unit at Knox, and that’s why my boss has been getting all kinds of Washington heat about solving this case as quick as possible. And that’s why a CID hotshot was sent down to help us yokels out. So, you tell me, what was this guy doing? Selling military secrets?”
“I’ll be honest with you. I don’t know,” Joey replied.
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