That gave me the opportunity to talk to Ronny. He says he was very much aware that he almost got himself into a load of trouble, although he didn’t realise why exactly. I guess it’s not that easy to understand unless you’ve lived in the Barrens for years yourself. In any case I invited him to come with me to the Nest this morning for a closer look around.
I had to take care of Eric and I told Ronny to wait for me at the Rusty Barrel, Growler would be happy to let him have a taste of his poitin. By the time I was done with Eric, Ronny was more than a bit tipsy and Growler did what he does best: ask innocent questions. He later told me that he is positive that Ronny is from Boston and connected to the Irish Mafia and well-connected at that. And he confirmed what I had already guessed: Ronny is a con man. I suspected as much, he’s just too smooth and good-natured to be entirely real. But what the hell, I like him anyway. I just don’t trust him all that much.