“I won’t allow my husband to go in there alone,” said Helen. “It would be too dangerous. The poor dear might get mauled – or worse.”
“Thank you, Helen, for your confidence,” said Pendergast.
“Well, you know, Aloysius, you did miss that duiker at two hundred yards. That was as easy as hitting a barn door from the inside.”
“Come now, there was a strong cross-wind. And the animal moved at the last moment.”
“You spent too long setting up your shot. You think too much, that’s your problem.”
(from Fever Dream by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)
8½*/10. The complete review is here.