Detective Wilkes gripped the phone tightly. The dock pay phone handset had a slightly fishy smell, but he ignored that as he braced himself, waiting for his superior’s yell of anger.
But when his superior spoke, Wilkes was shocked, for the man’s voice was soft, and if Wilkes hadn’t known better, he didn’t seem upset at all. “Well, it’s too bad you just missed them. I’m sure you’ll pick up the trail soon. Keep me posted when you find them.”
As Wilkes hung up the phone, his brows drew together in a puzzled frown. If he didn’t know better, he’d think something was wrong at headquarters. Perhaps he should go investigate?