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James Ellroy

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Las Vegas, 12/5/66

Illustration by Rob Clayton WAYNE PICKED THE LOCK. He worked two picks. He tweaked the bolt. He jiggled hard right. Deadbeat patrol/room 6/Desert Dawn Motel. Sonny said, “Motherfucker’s got two last names. Sirhan Sirhan.” The door popped. They stepped inside. Wayne toed the door shut. Check the four-wall dump-site. Soiled......