The phone reinstated in the boarding house, Mac ceased to receive the calls. He cornered Kelly at the courthouse beat and asked if in the case someone got caught and charged with the murder would they re-run the videotape of him talking about Sarah's body's discovery.

"Out of my hands Mac."

"Naw, I just mean would they?"

"Sure, Mac. Probably so. But look, I gotta run."

"You ever need to interview me again, just call right up!" he yelled.

He decided to go with the 7-11 job, and drove over with the gas gauge on less than empty and found it had been given to someone else. Maybe soon another would come open. "We tried to call you. Line was always busy."

"It's been out. Some guy pulled it out the wall."

"Yeah, that's what it was. Sorry."