Experience the madness of Stephen’s latest villain, Mr. Mercedes. Read the complete letter to Detective Hodges.
Dear Detective Hodges,
I hope you do not mind me using your title, even though you have been retired for 6 months. I feel that if incompetent judges, venal politicians, and stupid military commanders can keep their titles after retirement, the same should be true for one of the most decorated police officers in the city’s history.
So Detective Hodges it shall be!
Sir (another title you deserve, for you are a true Knight of the Badge and Gun), I write for many reasons, but must begin by congratulating you on your years of service, 27 as a detective and 40 in all. I saw some of the Retirement Ceremony on TV (Public Access Channel 2, a resource over- looked by many), and happen to know there was a party at the Raintree Inn out by the airport the following night.