The Want (Detective Lacey, Short Stories)



The Want - The Bartender

Hollywood. V-J Day - 1945. A nutjob derails a streetcar. A detective investigates. Stumbling across a shuttered speakeasy, Det. Jake Lacey, with a few questions of his own, encounters a familiar-looking bartender. Then the questioning becomes more than procedure. It becomes personal.

The Want - The Instructor

December 1942 - Central Division Shooting Gallery. Officer Jake Lacey learns a lesson in humility from a weapon's master: in order to overcome one's fears, one must first learn to trust himself.