“It was the dark of red wine and fell to her shoulders. When she pulled it back, she looked regal. When she straightened it, she looked dangerous. When she let it fall, naturally, with its tousled waves and anarchic curls, she looked like a wet dream sent to douse a five-alarm fire.”
DENNIS LEHANE from “The Consumers”, written specifically for the 2012 short story compilation The Mystery Writers of America Present: VENGEANCE edited by Lee Child (Mulholland Books)
Mr. Lehane is the author of nine novels including Shutter Island, Mystic River, Moonlight Mile and Gone, Baby, Gone. He has also contributed to HBO’s The Wire.