for the first time, I actually kept file of deleted bits from THE COLD EYE. Hey, waste not, want for something to post, not. Or something.
She was reminded suddenly of old Abraham, who had taught them how to find trouble at the table. â€œA player too focused on the game has too much to lose,â€ the old ex-slave had said, stern as a judge. â€œYou be wary of anyone who wonâ€™t look up and meet your eyes.â€
Gabriel had looked into her eyes, first off.