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People have strange ideas what it‟s like being a private
detective. Ideas they‟ve formed from television, movies, and books.
Which, of course, means ideas they„ve formed from fiction. I can‟t
think of a single fictional private detective‟s caseload which even
mildly imitates mine. Murder, international jewel thieves, drug
smugglers, foreign spies, super scheming madmen, and drop dead
gorgeous provocateurs just aren‟t a part of my daily routine. If they
were, I would‟ve found a new line of work a long time ago. I‟m not
a superhero. Bullets don‟t bounce off of my chest. And yes, I am