"Her gaze was not absent, as it had been shortly before; instead, it was fixed on the flowers on the wallpaper that lined the room. She noticed, for the first time, that the flowers were daisies. And she shifted her gaze from one to the next, to see if the pattern was the same, and she found that it was. Is that not delightful? Daisies painted on paper."
Tanner and Thibodaux return to investigate the death of Trey Ward, the drug-dealing son of San Antonio billionaire Trenton Ward. Venturing into the high-stakes drug culture, they discover that another wealthy Texan is responsible for Trey's murder.Wealth has its privileges and it appears the murderer will go unpunished. As they discover other…
Genre: short story
Length: 4,200 words
Translated from Portuguese (Brazil) by Juan LePuen
Brazil's Machado de Assis, the greatest Latin American novelist of the nineteenth-century (1839-1908), also excelled in the short story.
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