Raylan: A Novel (Elmore Leonard)
- Highlight Loc. 1360-80 | Added on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 04:03 PM
“You ever look for the Nazi lovers beat you up?”
“Two of ’em are gone, overdosed. The third guy,” (US Marshal) Nichols said, “by the time I found him was a crackhead, his tats hard to read. I stood him against a brick wall, put on leather gloves while I’m lookin him in the eye. I hit him one-two, both sides of his jaw. He went down and I stood lookin at him.”
Raylan said, “He remember you?”
“I doubt it.”
“Something you had to do before you got too old,” Raylan said. “It’s a shame he wasn’t a wanted felon.”
“So I could shoot him he resisted.”
“I meant you’d have a reason to hunt him down.”
Nichols said, “You’ve shot and killed a man?”
“Yes, I have,” Raylan said.
“An armed fugitive?”
“More than one,” Raylan said.
“It doesn’t matter how many, does it?”
“Not a bit,” Raylan said. “Once or twice I might’ve been lucky.”
“You get to where you have to pull—”
“Knowing you better shoot to kill,” Raylan said.
Nichols gave Raylan a nod.
They knew each other.