The Investigators, Inc. The Major Case. Chapter 3. Followed.

Our team was outside trying to blend in with the other tourists. Crystal and Kristina are in swimming right now while Sky, Muffin, MC and I were on chairs along the beach, under nice big umbrellas to keep the sun off of us. We had met with Rock’s team at tea and they asked if we would look after Mr. Cat while they went boating. We agreed in the usual happy way and the cats were now running around having lots of fun. I called the Major while no one was near us.

“Hey Major,” I began, “do you have another man on this case?” “No, why would I do that?” he asked, “that would risk things too much.” “Well, someone from your organization was on our plane and is staying at this same hotel,” I said, “we got hold of his wallet which had your logo on it. He doesn’t know that however.” “Can you send me a photo?” he asked.

“Sure can, just as soon as we get it,” I said. “Good, I want to know who that is,” said Major, “and Victor will want to know as well.” “Oops, got to go, our friend is coming,” I said, and hung up right away. “You would think I could have a vacation without the company calling me about problems,” I said to Sky as our friend walked past. “Well, just do not answer your phone next time,” she said sighing. After he was gone past the cats came running up.

Meow.=Me get pictures of man while Muffin entertain him. “Good for you two,” said Sky smiling. I watched our friend head over to a small boat and leave, heading to our right. Meow,meow.=Man say he go for boat ride to island, go hiking on trails. “Hmm, the island for that is to our left,” I said. “Maybe there are trails on other islands too,” said Sky.

“Not according to the hotel guide,” I said, “he also said that some of the islands are dangerous to visit, like the one that guy was heading to.” I got the photos from MC and sent them to the Major. He called right back. “Watch him Steve,” he said, “he can be mean and dirty, do not let your girls go near him alone, or without guns. He should not be there either, he is supposed to be in Australia.

He could be mixed up in this kidnapping, but he does not know your team, so that part is good. I will be contacting Victor about this too, he will call him back here without saying anything about where he is.” “Sounds good,” I said, “he did give us a clue as to where Macey might be, so we will check on that tomorrow, it is too late today. However, if he is smart, he might be giving us a false lead.”

We hung up just as Kristina and Crystal showed up. “Why don’t you two join us out there, it is just beautiful,” said Crystal. “I will enjoy my vacation by staying dry,” I said. “We could always carry you out and drop you in the water,” said Kristina. “Not today please,” I said, “that rough ride this morning was hard on my back. I better go lie down, but Sky can join you if she wants. I will take the cats with me.”

“I better go with you,” said Sky. “Yeah, we are tired anyway,” said Crystal, “one of those women we met today is a masseuse, you should ask her to massage your back Steve.” “That would be a good idea,” said Sky, “I will ask her when they get back from their hike.” We checked our room thoroughly and found no listening devices, so we relaxed a bit, but we would still be careful what we said. Sigurbjorn showed up after dinner to massage my back.

They had discovered nothing on their hike. There was nowhere along that trail to hide, no buildings or caves. They had talked to some of the locals who said there were no caves on this island, but a couple other islands have them. One island has a large cave system but they said to stay away from it, too easy to get lost in those caves. They said a woman died in there recently. She and her young daughter had gone there to explore and the mother was hit in the head with a rock that fell on her. The young daughter took her home 2 days ago.

That is too much of a coincidence for me. But why would they say her daughter took her home? Did she try to leave and that is when she was kidnapped? Something is not adding up. But it all could have been done to make it look like an accident for the people here. And Macey was then kidnapped, perhaps after getting to the main island, then brought back to one of the islands here. She must be here somewhere, or that mystery man would not be here. Rock and his team finally returned, kind of late…

To Be Continued.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

28 Comments on “The Investigators, Inc. The Major Case. Chapter 3. Followed.

  1. That seems like it could be a good lead!πŸ€” But why recall the guy if he doesn’t know who you are?πŸ€” Still… probably safer that way… Now that the cats have his scent they can go to that island and follow it to wherever he went and perhaps find Macey!!😁😊

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    • Yes indeed, getting his scent will help us a lot. It is better to recall the guy and get him out of the way so he can’t interfere with us in any way. He will likely quietly disappear once he gets back home, though maybe not right away. But Victor will keep him close until we get Macey, then give the guy a long “vacation”. Tomorrow we check out that other island.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Relaxing so far, but I am sure that will change! If we do not find anything on that other island, then we have to be a bit more bold in our actions! But right now we are enjoying the vacation part.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • We are sitting under huge umbrellas, no need for sunscreen. And there are lots of trees around the hotel and yard area. True, he is there on business, but not the good kind of business. I just hope he went to that other island and did not go somewhere else instead. He could have made it look like he was going there, just in case someone was watching him. If he works for Victor, he would be trained to be careful.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Good point! He’s taking a chance of being spotted by one of Majors people just before they want to make the swap! Not very smart on his part!πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ˜

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      • So true, I am surprised he came here when Victor had sent him to Australia. But perhaps he was only planning a quick stopover.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yep, Victor does not tolerate anyone disobeying his orders. He might want to talk with the man too, about this kidnapping, before the man goes swimming with the fishes.πŸ˜²πŸ™„πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • That’s true, I’m sure they will be happy with this guy. Although not much fat, but he is quite big.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΌπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Good point to that. I wonder if Victor can make him talk? Or maybe the Major can.πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • He must be involved, just too much of a coincidence for him to be here otherwise. Victor doesn’t allow side businesses, it could lead to unwanted competition. Risky business.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΌπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yes, it could be he is not the mastermind behind this, just a helper. It could also mean there are more of Victor’s people in on this. Or this guy is selling out Victor to his competition. Either way, this could be a bigger deal than we thought.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΌπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yep, even the best organized organizations can have problems now and then. And his business is a rather competitive one.πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yep, it doesn’t take long for guys like Victor to clean house. I just hope he can get some info about this kidnapping that might help us, before we run out of time. 3 days left.πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • How long will it take for him to get to Victor? That’s almost a whole day right there!😳😲 That only leaves like hours left to find her if he cracks!!😬😬😬🫣🫣🫣

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      • Yeah, that’s the problem. Well, one day to get back, half day to crack him open, that would leave 1 day and some time to find her. Unless he dies before talking, always possible.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Let’s hope he cracks first 🀞Then you’ve got to get her safely away from the kidnappers and the island! Oh boy πŸ˜’ this could be a close one!!😳😲

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      • Yes, at least knowing where she is helps, but then we still have to get her without the kidnappers killing her, that could be tricky, especially if they are in a cave somewhere. Hard to sneak up on them in a place like that. Yep, a close one indeed.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  2. Unbelievable ! Someone is not telling the truth ! 😳 Why is Rock and his team late in arriving ? πŸ€” I am uneasy about the β€œ new β€œ people wanting to join up with your team ! πŸ˜―πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦°πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦±πŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦°πŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜Ό

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    • I think everyone is telling the truth so far, except people on this island. Yes, it will be interesting to see why Rock’s team was late getting back. Perhaps they discovered something interesting. It is only the 2 new nurses, they are good friends of our doctor and they passed our checks, which are more thorough now than before. We can only check so much though, then follow our judgement after that. I think they are fine but we shall see. We certainly need them. I am more concerned with our mystery man being here, but he will be gone soon.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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