Season 14—Adventure 4—Gangsters—Episode 2—Scene 1… In Silverthorn’s Café… McGinty & Anders lingered after the meeting—slowly becoming aware that they had much in common: A disdain for federal, state, and local regulations that simply made it too difficult for businesses to survive—much less prosper. What neither seemed to realize was that those self-same regulations only affected small businesses.
Large corporations—the multi-national corporations—had all sorts of benefits that small businesses did not—but, GENTLE READER, that has no real bearing on our story-line. We’ll leave that to REAL WORLD folks to ponder.
McGinty & Anders lingered after the meeting
They didn’t immediately notice Sheriff Boomer, Joey Jerkowitz, Debra Wennen Miller and Lacey Dalton-Shouse arrive. That may have been because the sheriff was out of uniform—sort of. They were wearing their Historic Air Force outfits, as they were heading to Danger Bay Airfield after breakfast for a bit of flying—formation flying practice.
They were wearing their Historic Air Force outfits
McGinty worried that he might be recognized and said in a low voice, “That’s the county sheriff; I wonder what he’s doing here?”
“Why would you worry about that? I suspect he’s a regular customer.”
“Perhaps,” McGinty replied very quietly, “But I was told he was dead—and here he is.”
“And the people who allegedly killed him?”
“I sent them on a long vacation.”
“Have you heard from them?”
“No. Then again—I didn’t expect to hear from them until they returned.”
“And if they returned?”
“I would send a team to ‘visit’ them.”
They spoke quietly—so quietly that only an expert lipreader could know what was being said.
Lacey Dalton-Shouse was just that.
Episode 2—Scene 2… At the Moosehead County Jail… Chris & Wyatt interviewed Hazard Wilcox, Chauncey Fenster, Samuel Smith, and Edward Larson in a group—mostly to determine who the straw-boss might be.
And who might be the weakest among them.
You may not realize this—GENTLE READER—while both Chris and Wyatt are more than capable gun-handlers—both are also experts in reading people’s faces. Chris determined quickly that Wilcox was the weak link, “Okay gentlemen, we’ll now have a little chat—privately—with each of you.”
“We ain’t got nothin’ t’say,” Wilcox, completely unaware he used a double-negative, implying they indeed had something to say.
“We ain’t got nothin’ t’say”
And he would sing like an opera’s fat lady.
To be CONTINUED…