By Philip K. Dick
On a planet run by way of escapees from a psychological establishment, the medical professionals who arrive to revive order could be the craziest of all.
For years, the 3rd moon within the Alphane approach was once used as a psychiatric health center. but if warfare broke out among Earth and the Alphanes, the health center used to be left unguarded and the inmates arrange their very own society, made from competing factions established round each one psychological affliction. while Earth sends a delegation to take again the colony, they locate enclaves of depressives, schizophrenics, paranoiacs, and different mentally ailing humans coming jointly to repel what they see as a overseas invasion. in the meantime, again in the world, CIA agent Chuck Rittersdorf and his spouse Mary are dealing with a sour divorce, with Chuck wasting every thing. but if Chuck is assigned to clandestinely keep watch over an android accompanying Mary to the Alphane moon, he sees a chance to get his revenge.
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Wait a bit. A crumpled sheet of paper, on the floor between couch and coffee table. Yamamura stopped, hesitated, and picked it up. Even dead, his client had a claim on him. He smoothed it out with care. It had originally been folded to fit an envelope. A letter, in a woman's handwriting, dated yesterday. DEAD PHONE. 101 My dear Aaron–for you were very dear to me once, and in a way you still are. Not least, I suppose, because you have asked me to return to you, after all the heartbreak and bitterness.
He wouldn't be suspicious. As things turned out, though, he died and she left. " Moffat tugged his chin. "The autopsy will show how much he did or did not drink," he said. " "Probably. But it's no solid proof. He didn't have to be on a tear when he decided to end his life. The missing booze could've been spilled accidentally. But it would help plant the idea of suicide in people's minds. She's clever. Ruthless. " DEAD PHONE. " "Money. If Bayard testified against her in the divorce proceedings, she'd get nothing but the usual settlement.
Maybe he went out, I'll wait. He hung coat and hat on the rack and passed on in. The room beyond, illuminated by a ceiling light and a floor lamp, was large and low, well furnished but with the comfortable slight shab-biness of a long-established home. At the far end was a couch with a coffee table in front. Cardynge lay there. Yamamura plunged toward him. " he DEAD PHONE. 103 DEAD PHONE 103 shouted, and got no response. Cardynge was sprawled full length, neck resting across the arm of the couch.