Courtesy Call by John Urban
by Barb Goffman
198/366 from the anthology Deadfall (Level Best Books, 2008)
Here’s a snippet of dialogue from this story that address its plot and theme so well:
“It’s tough being a cop in your home town, isn’t it, Jimmy. [...] You’ve got to be the law but part of you wants to make it right for the people you grew up with, or at least look after them.”
A nice story. The editors of this anthology did a good job picking and (I’m guessing) editing the stories.