Previously: It was then McOsker noticed a one-eyed man giving him “the eye” and he correctly decided “FBI.” It amused him a little that Mr. Minicucci had NOT noticed this fellow. He excused himself and walked around the casino. Juco had supplied them with 2014 currency, so he played—and didn’t win a dime—the slots.
After about a half hour McOsker walked out to his car closely followed by the one-eyed man.
He turned to the man, “May I help you, FBI Special Agent?”
FBI Special Agent William Black Cloud couldn’t help but drop his jaw in astonishment.
Adventure 5—Gangsters—Juco—Episode 5…
“Experience,” McOsker replied, “I can spot a ‘fed’ a mile off.”
“And I can spot a ‘player’ a mile off,” Black Cloud grinned, “What I’m having a little trouble with is—WHO are you with?”
“Does the name ‘McOsker’ mean anything to you?”
“It does,” Black Cloud replied, “But not in the present-tense—they all died in the 30s, in a hit by Ma Parker’s gang.”
“Well—yes, the 20th Century McOskers died—sort of. What do you know about time-travel?”
“Cujo bent time for you? I find that very difficult to believe.”
“I know nothing of this ‘Cujo’ of who you speak. We were brought here by a dog-like entity who called himself ‘Jocu’.”
Liam chuckled to himself at the expression on the agent’s face. Time and experience was on his side here. He assessed there was something very deep about this man. He was curious and leery at the same time.
“You mean to tell me that the McOsker gang survived the hit? Their bullet-riddled bodies were found in a cabin near White Bear Lake.”
“Still—here we are. My brother, Amhlaoibh, is here, along with the rest of the gang—and they are planning on taking-over all the Forest City crime operations—by any means possible.”
“You’re a member of the McOsker gang—why are you telling me this?”
“I don’t believe in violence—I believe in friendly persuasion. You may have noticed, I drive myself—I don’t trust any of our bunch. You wanna be my driver? My brother is looking for more gang members.”
“What’s in it for you?”
“Immunity. Get in the car—we are being watched.”
Yes—Minicucci WAS watching—and did NOT like what he saw.
To be continued…