Previously: 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.
“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.”
Season 13—Adventure 5—KIDNAPPED—Episode 1—Scene 1… After passing-off Mariucci to the FBI agents, Sheriff Boomer and undercover Deputy AJ headed directly to Silverthorn’s Café for brunch (not necessarily necessary to advance this law enforcement story—but necessary to begin this next adventure). Brunch because it would take them that long to return to Danger Bay from Superior, Wisconsin.
When they arrived they found all the Silverthorns there—except Hiram and Kiwi! Hiram and Kiwi were kidnapped!
Hiram and Kiwi were kidnapped!
“Sometime after they opened this morning,” Reservation US Marshal Hiram Silverthorn, Jr. replied, “I got the call at 0400 when Med Farkleberry stopped by for breakfast and found a note on the door.”
“Have you contacted the FBI,” AJ asked.
“Yes,” Hiram, Jr. replied, “And NCIS, Dad was a Marine during Desert Storm. They’re sending LeRoy…”
“No they’re not!” Sheriff Boomer declared, “Donald Bellisario would land on us with both feet—and rightly so! Does ‘copyright infringement’ mean anything to you?”
“Ah,” Hiram, Jr. replied, “I must have misread the message. Agents from both agencies are due to arrive tomorrow. We were warned not to do anything but follow the kidnapper’s instructions until they arrive.”
“BS!” AJ exclaimed, “We can investigate—after all we have hitmen still on their way—and if we ‘stumble’ on something…”
“We’ll keep it on the down-low, but we WILL keep our eyes open,” Boomer added, “You stay out of it Hiram.”
KIDNAPPED—Episode 1—Scene 2… Moosehead County Jail… After giving the two, whose names were given (and confirmed by the on-duty deputy). Mac & Merle interviewed the spies, “Well Allen, and Jerry, are you ready to commit to our offer?”
Mac & Merle interviewed the spies
“Yes we have—we’re very-good at what we do…”
“Except hanging-out at an empty bar…”
“Except that, it was a ‘learning experience’ we’ll not forget. We’d much rather work inside the law than outside it—we accept.”
“Very well,” Merle rumbled, “First—lose those beer mugs.”
To be CONTINUED…