The two men downed a second cup of coffee as Dean brought Fred up to date, relating his phone conversation with Cece Baldwin.
He did mention his interview with Cece Baldwin, describing Byrne's relationship with the young lady as that of a compassionate mentor.
Now at least he could include a reference to Cece Baldwin's name without a guilty conscience.
His conversation with Cece Baldwin bothered him all the way back to Parkside.
He recognized Edwin Mayer and a few of the other employees of World Wide, although he didn't see Jackie Rudman, the young man who had squealed on Cece Baldwin.
He filled Fred in on his conversation with Cece Baldwin and tried to dismiss the entire case as a waste of time.
Because of his suspicion the phone was bugged, Dean did not try to call Cece Baldwin when he arrived home after midnight, home to a still empty house.
He didn't bother to point out that Bala Cynwyd, Cece Baldwin's address, was near Philadelphia, the opposite direction from Parkside.