Monday, September 2

Quote-Tastic: Peer Pressure from a Redneck

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Jake held in a sigh. "I'm not looking for a fight. I just wanted to relax a bit before I head back to my motel. It's been a long day."

The bartender studied him a moment more, then nodded. "I guess that's all right then. But mind you, I serve alcohol and beer here. No club soda with lime, no shaken not stirred, no drinks without alcohol. You sit at my bar, you drink like a man. So what's it gonna be?"

"Jack Daniel's on the rocks."

"Then I guess I'll be letting you stay," the bartender said, and walked to the back of the bar to fix the drink.

Now Jake did sigh. He hadn't intended to throw any back before his meeting with Mallory. The reality was, Jake rarely drank at all. He never wanted his senses less than 100 percent, because he never knew when the phone might ring. There were no real holidays or days off with the FBI--every day was a potential workday, no matter what the schedule might say.

Now he was sitting in a bar in the middle of Hicksville, slowly dying of lung cancer, and his manhood had been put into question based on the selection of his drink. And he'd fallen for it. But if he'd have thrown out "light beer" like he'd been tempted to do, he was afraid the bartender would have removed him right then or just shot him where he sat.

He was thirty-five years old, with a college education and a good pension some years down the line, and he'd just succumbed to peer pressure from a redneck.

Maybe he did need that drink.

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Jake is an undercover FBI agent sent to Louisiana to bust a local bad guy.  He meets Mallory and realizes that she is going to be a problem.  So Jake is in the local bar trying to get some information on her to use as leverage.

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