From L.A. Confidential
Something's wrong with the Nite Owl. I know it in here,
[points to his chest
I know it. That prick Exley shot the wrong guys. Whoever killed my partner, is still out there. I... If I could work cases like a real detective, I could prove it. But I'm not smart enough. I'm just the guy they bring in to scare the other guy shitless.
You're wrong. You found Patchett, you found me. You're smart enough.