It’s a real hassle to get everyone to hospital, and they’re seriously injured which is cool because they are video game goons who just spawn off-screen, ready to attack again. Belisarius is representing Anita, Jason, and Shang-Da which means that now Richard is entirely out of custody.
… can that happen? Is that legal, for him to just be let out for no reason?
Wilkes tries to take everyone’s fingerprints, but Anita decides it’s a bad idea when Shang-Da is reluctant. She calls up some police and FBI contacts to pressure Wilkes into leaving them alone. Anita immediately decides that Wilkes is a dirty cop, because he’s a bad guy in an Anita Blake book.
The two chat in the interrogation room where Wilkes reveals he’s been talking to Detective Freemont, who Anita bitches about. Then this happens:
“You should be more careful who you do a frame-up job on, Wilkes.”
“He’s a fucking junior high science teacher. How was I supposed to know he was shacking up with the fucking Executioner?”
Tension and intrigue out the window.
The corrupt police chief is helpless in the face of one comment from Anita Blake.
Wilkes admits to framing Richard, but will not say why. He just asks him to leave town, and points out that the guy Anita got in the fight may never walk again or use his arms. This is justified because he pulled a knife on Anita, who had a whole bevy of superhuman bodyguards that she might have summoned. They vaguely insult each other and Anita doubt he’s a true cop cause he looks afraid.
I’m bored. This boring plot is doing nothing for me.