PREVIOUSLY: After making a few alterations to his appearance—Gates Read made his way to Bill Carlson’s place.
He parked in front and paused a bit before knocking. He knew just how ruthless Carlson/Carstairs could be—and wondered if he went inside—would he come out alive?
He parked in front and paused a bit before knocking.
Still—Carlson was his only option.
He knocked on the door.
Episode 7—Scene 3… Inside Carlson’s Place… “Welcome, Reverend Read! I noticed that you hesitated before knocking—cold feet—perhaps?”
“Indeed, Bill,” he replied, “Can you blame me? After all, I was set-up by my wife. How did you get her to remove the hit?”
Season 15—Adventure 5—Fugitive—Episode 8—Scene 1… Inside Carlson’s Place… “That is one of her finer traits,” Read laughed, “For her greed is GOOD!”
“And that’s exactly I appealed to—her greed.”
“Where is she now?”
“Where is she now?”
“I don’t know, for sure,” Carlson replied, “She sends our money through a third-party. I asked, but they couldn’t give me an answer. They get the money from a blind-trust. Before I forget (HA), here’s your split from the franchise money.”
“WOW!” Read exclaimed, “That’s enough to find my own place, and make a decent down payment.”
“Actually, there’s a place available you could buy outright—with money left over to live on for a month or two.”
“Where is it?”
“Not far from here—tucked behind a small hill, so there’s no view of the lake,” Carlson replied, “Follow me.”
Episode 8—Scene 2… Cabin for Sale… “There’s the cabin.”
“Nice and secluded, Bill,” Read observed, “I’ll give the real estate agent a call—so we can see the inside.”
“Well?” Carlson asked after Read got off the phone.
“She wouldn’t discuss price until after I see the inside. Said she’d be here in fifteen minutes.”
Ten minutes later the agent arrived.
Ten minutes later the agent arrived
“Good morning gents, I’m Camille Farkleberry, broker-owner of Moosehead Real Estate Services.”
“Good to meet you Ms. Farkleberry. My name is Reverend Gates Read—and I was arrested for attempting to kill your husband. I’d like to see the inside, please.”