The Investigators, Inc. The Sniper Mystery. Chapter 12. The Mansion.

Jennifer called Kat to let her know that Jake was here and what he had told them. “Rock and I will meet you in town,” said Kat. “No,” said Jennifer, “you and Rock need to stay there in case anyone shows up, we can handle this.” Kat thought about it for a moment, then talked it over with Rock. “Okay,” said Kat, “we’ll stay here and watch things at the clinic. But, please be careful, remember that Stinger is dangerous, he has killed 6 of us already.

Steve, Annelie and Lajla are in bad shape still.” So Jennifer knew that Aurela had died, that really hit her hard, Aurela was the youngest one on the team. “We will be careful Kat,” she said slowly, “and we will stop him.” So everyone got ready and Jennifer came from her room. “I know you two gals are twins,” said Jake, “but you look identical to Kat right now.”

“Thanks Jake,” she said, “that is a nice compliment.” “You sure you have everything now?”, asked Baldwin. “Yes, we have all we need,” said Jenny, “except maybe the cats. I wish they could come.” Then Baldwin turned to Jake. “Take care of Jennifer,” he said. “I’ll do that Mr. B.,” he said, “you can count on it.” Off they went to the mansion, talking over plans as they went. Then it suddenly hit Jake and he looked at Jennifer.

“I know what you are doing Jenny girl,” he said, “and I do not like it, much too dangerous.” “Yes, I know it is,” she admitted, “but I figure it is one sure way to get Stinger in the open.” “And get yourself killed in the process,” he said with a frown, “don’t do it.” “My mind is made up on this one,” she said, “don’t try to talk me out of it.” “I could go over your head and call Mr. B,” said Jake, “he is in charge, you have to listen to him.”

Jennifer just looked at Jake. “Okay Jenny girl,” he said, “but only if you do things my way.” She smiled, “that is fine with me.” They were soon at the mansion and they stopped the car just past it so they would not be seen. Then they walked up through the trees along one side of the mansion. It was a large, sprawling house which would have looked quite nice in its day, but it had been neglected for years. It was all on one level, but sort of U shaped and it had a basement besides.

There were 22 rooms on the main level, they had no idea what might be in the basement. They also had no idea how many men might be inside. The whole place was dark, it could be everyone was asleep, or perhaps no one was there right now. There was an outside door leading to the basement, but it was locked. Jake took over that part and had the door open in no time. Down into the dark basement they went. Up some stairs and they were soon in the kitchen.

There was a kettle on the stove about to boil. They waited. Two men soon came in and the girls had them overpowered quickly, but neither one would talk. They were both handcuffed and ankle cuffed, plus tape over their mouths. Some of the girls went down one hall with Benjamin to check rooms and some went down the other hall with Jake to check rooms. Jennifer stayed to guard the prisoners, so she said.

But after the others were gone she left to check out some rooms by herself, definitely a bad idea. As she entered the large living room she was attacked by 3 men and a fight began. But Jennifer knew how to fight, hitting, throwing and kicking the three men. Finally with 3 last kicks the men were out and on the floor. Most likely they would not be getting up again. “Great fighting Kat,” said a man.

Jennifer looked at him, it was too late to bring out her gun, he had his trained on her and he was out of reach for a kick. “Good to meet you Stinger,” she said coldly. “Your first and last meeting Kat,” he said, “I might have missed getting your husband, but getting you will hurt him bad, very bad and maybe that is even better than killing him.” “You won’t get away with it,” she said, “our team will hunt you down.”

“No one will ever get Stinger,” he said, “and now the sting of death.” “Stinger!”, said a mans voice. Stinger turned his head and two shots rang out. Stinger lay dead on the floor, two bullets in his forehead. “Good timing Jake,” said Jennifer. “Hey, I promised Mr. B I would look after you Jenny girl,” he said, “that is why we did things my way.” “Thank you anyway Jake,” she said, “I must admit to being a bit nervous. Um, maybe…” “Not to worry,” said Jake, “none of this gets out.”

To Be Continued.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

33 Comments on “The Investigators, Inc. The Sniper Mystery. Chapter 12. The Mansion.

  1. I am surprised that Stinger was so easily caught ! Are you sure that it is the real Stinger ? πŸ€” Something is not right…overlooking someone perhaps ?…Get a good rest Steve ! And take special care of the cats ! πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘©πŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜Ό

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    • Well, Stinger was too sure of himself, figuring he was too good to be caught. And the trap was just right too. Plus Jake was a big help in finding Stinger. It was the real Stinger, Jenny and Jake studied his picture to make sure they knew him. But John is still left yet so it’s not quite over.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈ

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    • Yep, Jake helped a lot on this one and Jenny was the perfect bait, though that wasn’t Jake’s idea. And since Stinger figured he could never be caught, that helped too. Yes, John is still loose, and there is still this mystery about that strange force in the desert and at the chateau. How does this tie together? Seems John has found himself a new weapon with whatever that is.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈ

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      • Yes, something like that could be dangerous in the hands of John. I wonder how he discovered it? Or did he steal the discovery? Someone used it at the chateau and John isn’t around here, does that mean someone else is involved too?

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      • Likely was Stinger or one of John’s men since it was used the night Stinger came to the chateau. But our alarms and alerts won’t help us any if John has that to use against us.

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      • First we need to find out what it is, and that won’t be easy. Once we do then we can likely find a way to overcome the problem. Baldwin already has 3 of his companies working on it.πŸ€”πŸ™‚

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      • Yes, that is certainly true. We went to a lot of trouble to have these alarms specially built and implanted in us and now they are useless, when meeting John anyway.πŸ€”πŸ˜§πŸ™„

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      • Unless he has shared this with someone else. If he gave it to Stinger to use, then he might have passed it on to someone else too. It could end up being a big problem.πŸ€”πŸ˜¬

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      • Well, our first plan is to come up with a plan. Really, we just need to find a way to overcome it, but that is hard when we don’t know what it is. Baldwin is going to send his men into the mansion to search it thoroughly and see if they can find something.πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈπŸ”Ž

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      • Don’t know, they never needed to use them yet, except to call Baldwin and they were outside when they did it. Then Baldwin called the police. Or do you mean at the chateau? Working fine over there now.

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      • And not knowing what to look for can make it tougher. It might look like something ordinary, might even be very small if it’s used for just a small area.πŸ€”πŸ™„

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      • We might not, that’s the scary part. And it might not even be there, maybe one of John’s men took it back to John already. We just don’t know.

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      • The team won’t go after John until the rest of us are at least out of danger, and likely not until we are better and able to go also. Or perhaps we will just leave him for now and just take a break, it is going to take a while to get the rest of us on our feet again.πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ˜¬

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      • That’s true, or if Annelie will live, or Lajla. And it will take some time for the cats to be back to normal as well.😧😧

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      • Some things will be revealed tomorrow, but some things might be left a secret for now.πŸ€”πŸ™„

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      • Oh, I wouldn’t do that exactly, but some secrets are necessary sometimes, just like some things never get solved, we have had a couple cases like that. Some secrets never get revealed, or they show up later.πŸ˜πŸ™„

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