“You know boss, I have been thinking,” said Brian, Harmon’s bodyguard. “That is a surprise,” said Harmon quietly, “what about?” “Well, if that guy has people watching our people,” continued Brian, “then he would need at least 2 to watch our people 24 hours, 12 hour shifts. That means he has 400 people out there, that is a big organization.” “And your point is what?”, asked Harmon.
“Well, how come we do not know about him?”, asked Brian, “The Company knows about every large organization around the world. And Mikkael maybe was working with this guy. Maybe he gave him the books ahead of time, or told him where they were just in case.” “All this is not making me feel better Brian,” said Harmon, “get to the point.” “Well, maybe this guy is lying and does not have the money or the books,” said Brian.
“We know he has Mikkael’s notebook,” Harmon reminded him, “call some more of our people and see if they are being watched.” Brian did so, calling over 80 of the people on the list and all said they were being watched. “Okay,” said Harmon, “that just makes me more nervous. If that guy finds out Steve has been killed, he will have us killed. If he contacts the directors, they will have us killed. Either way we are dead!”
“Maybe not boss,” said Brian, “I did some figuring. It’s the end of the month, so Mikkael would have a big haul in that safe of his. Plus he just finished the biggest deal for drugs we have ever had in Europe and all that money is in the safe too. There would be millions in there right now.” Harmon thought a bit. “Okay, maybe it would be worth checking that safe,” he said, “I am paying those cops guarding the place so there will not be any problems.
If that money is there, we take it and run to hide somewhere. Lots of places to hide around the world and we could live good too.” “Shall I get the car?”, asked Brian. Soon they were on their way. Meanwhile at the hospital…The police officer poked his head in the room and said there was a man wanting to come in. Rock took a look and saw it was John. “Let him come in,” said Kat. John came slowly into the room just as Chung was giving me an injection of some herbal remedy.
“Very ancient remedy,” he said, “very potent, maybe work good.” “Does it always work?”, asked John. Chung was silent, then answered, “half time.” He then left the room. “I am really sorry Kat,” said John, “I thought this would make me happy, but it does not.” “You are a hard man to figure out John,” she said. “Yeah, I am finding that out too,” he said, “I really wanted to help on this one.” “You did a good job,” said Kat, “I thank you for that.”
“Yeah, a good job,” said John looking at me lying in the bed dying, “then why is he lying there? Kat, stay away from Harmon. Your team cannot do things right now, it would not look good. But I am not limited like you, so I will get Harmon for you…and Steve. He will make it Kat, just stay with him.” Then off he went. “He really is a hard man to figure out,” said Baldwin shaking his head. All 3 cats were with me too, purring loudly.
Meanwhile…”Yeah, who is it?”, said Harmon answering his phone. “Remember me?”, said Jake, “you are one stupid man Harmon, killing Steve was the worst thing you could do. Now you die too.” “No, no, wait, you have it wrong,” said Harmon, “it wasn’t me, it was that John guy, he has been after Steve for years, you must know that. He threw the bomb through the window, he knew that would divert attention away from him and at me and that’s the truth. You can believe that can’t you?”
“Well, it sounds plausible,” said Jake, “but somehow I just do not trust you. Why are you heading to the lodge? I told you I emptied that safe already. Want proof?” Then Jake starting reading some facts from the other books found in the safe. Plus let him know how much money was in there from the record book with all the receipts.
“You will not be leaving this island alive Harmon,” said Jake, “I know Steve is still alive, barely, but if he dies, you will too. Now, I know you have money in investments and Steve’s widow needs money, so now you give me an additional $10,000,000 for the widow fund. That is on top of dropping all charges. I will be in touch.” Then Jake hung up. “How come he could get my number and we cannot find his?”, growled Harmon. “He has a big organization boss,” said Brian, “better not try fight him.”
To Be Continued.
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