He simply had to embody all of the qualities that this man had been searching for, as though it were a miracle: he had to be all the people this man had ever hated.
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“Before we get to know each other, I want to be fair. You’re young, and probably smart as a spare tire, so I’ll spell it out..."
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“It’s just a little feeling I have. Once we get good enough at deer hunting, we find it hard to put up with much from the deer.”
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It also occurred to him that in a large city, almost any good hotel had a bed as comfortable as he’d had, a chef who could cook better than he could, and a bathroom that was cleaned more often than he was willing to clean it.
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All of them said something disparaging about his “methods.” He used excessive force, disregarded public safety, ignored the rights of suspects, paid bribes, or made threats to informants. It was all pretty much what the average police force did, but they didn’t care for having him do it too.

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