The Narrows Quotes.

1. "The gravel road widened into a large turnaround where three similar looking and designed brothels sat waiting for customers. They were called Sheila's Front Porch, Tawny's High Five Ranch and Miss Delilah's House of Holies. "Nice," Rachel said as we surveyed the scene. "why are these places always named after women -- as if women actually own them?" "You got me. I guess Mister Dave's House of Holies wouldn't go over so well with the guys." Rachel smiled. "You're right. I guess it's a shrewd move. Name a place of female degradation and slavery after a female and it doesn't sound so bad, does it? It's packaging."
- Michael Connelly, The Narrows

2. "You can become unhinged and cut loose from the world. You can believe you are a permanent outsider. But the innocence of a child will bring you back and give you the shield of joy with which to protect yourself. I have learned this late in life but not too late. It’s never too late."
- Michael Connelly, The Narrows

3. "EVEN THOUGH I KNEW it was going to be what she would ask me, Graciela McCaleb’s request gave me pause. Terry McCaleb had died on his boat a month earlier. I had read about it in the Las Vegas Sun. It had made the papers because of the movie. FBI agent gets heart transplant and then tracks down his donor’s killer. It was a story that had Hollywood written all over it and Clint Eastwood played the part, even though he had a couple decades on Terry. The film was a modest success at best, but it still gave Terry the kind of notoriety that guaranteed an obituary notice in papers across the country. I had just gotten back to my apartment near the strip one morning and picked up the Sun. Terry’s death was a short story in the back of the A section."
- Michael Connelly, The Narrows

4. "He knew evil could never be vanquished. It just moved from one place to another and waited."
- Michael Connelly, The Narrows

5. "Living in L.A. sometimes felt like you were riding shotgun with the devil to the apocalypse."
- Michael Connelly, The Narrows

6. "Yeah, listen, Kiz, you just said books. You knew a guy who retired and sold books. Is that Ed Thomas?"
- Michael Connelly, The Narrows

7. "That number could be divided in a variety of ways, putting the missing point of the triangle in a myriad of possible positions on the map. What"
- Michael Connelly, The Narrows

8. "I knew, thanks to the notations on the map page, that one side of the triangle—Zzyzx to the airport in Vegas—was 92 miles. That left 236 miles for the remaining two sides. That number could be divided in a variety of ways, putting the missing point of the triangle in a myriad of possible positions on the map. What"
- Michael Connelly, The Narrows

9. "Darkness waits. All things come to the dark."
- Michael Connelly, The Narrows

10. "We were parked in the lot of a strip shopping center on Tustin Boulevard in the city of Orange. Book Carnival was a small business between a rock shop and what looked like a vacant slot. Three doors down was a gun store."
- Michael Connelly, The Narrows

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