Previously: “Watch the lad here mimic Mariucci’s henchman, French—I predict three seconds—tops!”
“Mr Mariucci, it’s French—I escaped,” AJ said—standing on a crate to appear tall enough to be French.
“ANDY!” Mariucci replied, “How did you escape?”
“I faked being more disabled by the gunshot than I really was… and walked-out right past a sleeping deputy.”
Boomer grinned at the Superior cops, “That ‘sleeping deputy’ was my wide awake chief deputy. Doc McLean is not easily fooled and was quite aware of French’s feigned poor recovery. We wanted him to escape.”
AJ waved when the door clicked, “Gotta run”
“Be careful!” the officer shouted as Boomer rushed to the door.
Season 13—Adventure 4—Moosehead County—Episode 14—Scene 1… in Moosehead City… “You guys are cops?”
“You guys are cops?”
“Surprise!” Mac exclaimed, “Now get in the car—we’re going to have a nice little chat.”
“At the jail,” Merle added.
“We didn’t do nothin’.”
“Huh? That’s what I said.”
“Nope. You used a double negative.”
“As we speak,” Mac grinned, “We’re about to arrest your boss, Edward Mariucci at his office.”
“So,” Merle added, “It would go better for you if you talked with us now—rather than later. You both could be looking at a long stretch at Stillwater on a conspiracy to commit murder conviction.”
“And if we talk?”
“We might consider hiring you.”
“To do what?”
“We’ll get to that when we get to the jail.”
Moosehead County—Episode 14—Scene 1… At Edward Mariucci’s warehouse office… When Sheriff Boomer and undercover Deputy AJ burst into his office—the look on Edward Mariucci’s face would’ve made a great law enforcement portrait entitled “It’s All Over Mariucci!” so great was his surprise.
“It’s All Over Mariucci!”
“We need to chat, Eddie,” AJ said with an oh-so-wicked-grin.
“Has anyone ever mentioned—you are the spittin’ image of my chief deputy?” Boomer asked.
“What is this about, sheriff?”
“Putting a hit out on my son-in-law for starters,” Boomer replied, “The FBI caught your hit men when they picked-up Alphonso’s cellphone left behind for you in Chicago. They sang like off-key canaries.”
“He’s your son-in-law?”
“Life is full of surprises for you today.”
“I have a lot of information I could give you,” Mariucci suggested, “If we can cut a deal.”
“You’ll have to talk with the feds,” Boomer replied, “The FBI wants to speak with you, and by now, I suspect they’re outside waiting for you.”
Thus ends this Adventure—but our Story? To be CONTINUED…