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  • Steve Arlo: What are you talking about? There aren't any good guys. You realize that, don't you? You realize there aren't evil guys and innocent guys. It's just a bunch of guys.

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  • Cafes and Delis
    • Gail's Cafe
      • Location of where Gregory Stark makes his third blackmail payment.
  • Construction Companies
    • Oregon Timber
      • Gregory Stark's company, Darryl Zero's new client that lost his keys.
  • Diners
    • Jack's Diner
      • Diner where Darryl Zero takes Gloria Sullivan.
  • Healthcare-Other
    • Senior And Disabled Facility Of Portland
      • Facility where Darryl Zero follows Gloria Sullivan to.
  • Laws and Statutes
    • Corrodium-3 Deduction
      • Fictional U.S. tax deduction that Gloria Sullivan asks Darryl Zero to explain when she's testing him on his claim of being an accountant. He explains that the Corrodium 3 deduction is the most widely misunderstood deduction in the book. It is an incentive used by large manufacturers who are able to moderate their use of Class 3 decay toxins such as Corrodium and Maalgorium.
  • Lodging-Hotels
    • Hotel Pinehurst
      • Budget motel where Darryl Zero and Steve Arlo investigate Clarissa's murder, actually the Powell Motel in Portland.
  • Museums
    • G. McFetridge Planetarium
      • Planetarium where Gregory Stark has a heart attack - and Gloria saves him. Actually restaurant and museum called Vista House near Portland, Oregon.
  • Poetry
    • An Ode To Clarissa
      • Poem Stark wrote in college.
  • Private Detective Services
    • Darryl Zero
      • Private investigator that never meets his clients. He doesn't speak with them or communicate directly. It's his policy. He doesn't negotiate his fee. He works at a flat rate. Under some unusual circumstances he'll work pro bono. Never in between.
  • Shopping Centers
    • MainPlace Department Store
      • Location of where Gregory Stark makes his seventh blackmail payment.
  • Thoroughfares-Avenues
    • Penman Avenue
      • Los Angeles address on Darryl Zero's alter ego Harold Burges' driver's license, which Darryl shows when renting a car from Budget in Portland.

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