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Elle alluma une cigarette en domestiquant mal son énervement. — J’ai hérité de l’agence d’investigations de mon oncle que je dirige seule. Je veux savoir qui l’a tué. Casadès ne bougeant pas, elle ajouta plus calmement : — J’ai toujours voulu savoir. — Les passionnés me bottent. Leur fougue me rappelle ma jeunesse. Continuez. Dites-moi pourquoi vous pensez que je peux vous être utile. Elle réfréna un soupir, évoqua la mutation en pleine affaire Eden, les informations récentes de Clémenti. — Si nous faisons affaire, il faudra l’exclure.

Dites-moi pourquoi vous pensez que je peux vous être utile. Elle réfréna un soupir, évoqua la mutation en pleine affaire Eden, les informations récentes de Clémenti. — Si nous faisons affaire, il faudra l’exclure. C’est important, l’exclusion de Clémenti. Vous saisissez ? Elle hocha la tête. — Vous l’exclurez de votre enquête, et peut-être bien de votre vie. Elle ne cilla pas. Il poursuivit. — J’ai une petite théorie qui a son charme. Il faut être un moine pour gagner le droit de descendre le grand escalier du royaume des Morts.

J’ai réussi à le retrouver en laissant un message dans un bar où il avait ses habitudes, le Renaissance, près du Père-Lachaise. Casadès a une dette à régler avec le ministère de l’Intérieur. Et je suis un excellent candidat pour cristalliser sa rancœur. Promets-moi d’être prudente. — C’est un flic à la retraite, pas un loup-garou, Serge. — Qui sait ? Le temps l’a peut-être plus abîmé que prévu. Elle aurait fait hurler toutes les meutes de loups-garous de Paris, en pardessus de tweed ou pas. La fatigue de ces dernières journées fondait en sa présence.

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