The grumblings among his new colleagues prompted Burger to back off, but only partway.
partway through, the perspective shifts to the federal agents investigating them.
partway up the little rocky eminence stands an old house, now fast falling to pieces.
They went overhead, more brilliant than the brightest stars, and when partway down to the horizon they suddenly winked out.
Naked, he walked to the door leading to the balcony and pushed it partway open.