The Investigators, Inc. The Case of Mystery. Chapter 3.

She noticed his bare feet and she stomped hard on his toes making him yell and Storm jumped on his back, digging in all 18 claws! That made the man really yell and he let go of Trisha, so she then kicked him hard in the stomach. He bent way over and Storm jumped off when he saw Sky come around the corner. He had pressed his alarm transmitter earlier. Sky ran up the alley to Trisha as the man straightened up.

“What did you do to my daughter?” she demanded. The man slapped Sky hard almost knocking her down. I called Trisha and she came running over. Sky then proceeded to kick the man several times until he lay flat on the ground. His own fault. Then that headache hit me again and wham! I was down and out. Sky and Trisha said that I flew backward several feet that time.

Sky came running and sent out the alarm, Code A1. At the chateau the speaker said, Code A1, Code A1! Four of the girls were already on their way, having received Storm’s alarm before. When they got the Code A1 alarm they were just entering the village. Code A1 means that I am down with no vital signs. Everyone gets that message on their phones, including Rock and Baldwin who were at their hotel at the time.

Rock quickly called Annelie. “What is happening over there?” he asked. “Not sure honey,” she said, “this is the second time Steve has been hit by something.” “What do you mean the second time?” he asked, “why were we not notified?” “Steve said not to, your meetings were too important,” she said, “and Mandar is here, with a special team of guards coming to help us. Someone got by both our security systems earlier today.”

“I want a Code A in effect, and I mean now!” he boomed. “What was that?” asked Annelie. “Uh, please?” he said sheepishly. “That is better,” she said, “there will be no barking at me.” “I am sorry Annelie,” he said, “I am just a bit upset by what happened.” “Okay, Code A goes into effect right away,” she said. The speakers in the chateau, our cars and the hospital issued the alert for the Code A.

That means a total lockdown of the chateau and hospital. Baldwin then called home to his top security man, Henri, who has been with Baldwin for 16 years now. Baldwin told him to get Team 5 together right away and to be at home when they got back. He also said to put his most sensitive companies on high alert for now. “It is done boss,” said Henri.

Our ambulance arrived to pick me up, although I was awake by that time. The girls had subdued the big man, but he just laughed at everything. “You cannot do anything to me,” he boasted, “I will be free soon. Carmen will see to that.” So, he just told us something and that is the name of the person behind all this, Carmen. But the name meant nothing to me.

I was taken to the hospital anyway and Trisha brought her new cat along also, she hoped that Li Jing might be able to help him. As the doors of the ambulance were closed, the driver noticed a piece of paper on the door and handed it to Kristina. Once I was back in my room at the hospital, Kristina showed me the note. It was written with that old typewriter again.

It said, “Hi Steve, this is Carmen, do you remember me? You should, we had great times together. Then you had to put my parents in jail. Now you will die for doing that. But not right away, just a little at a time. When I get bored with this game, that is when you will die.” I could not remember this woman at all, or her parents.

“We need to ask Muffin, and perhaps Kathee too,” I said, “they should both know who this woman is, I hope.” “Must be an old girlfriend,” said Sky smiling. “If she was, I sure do not remember,” I said. Kathee and Muffin were brought to the hospital so we could find out what they knew about Carmen. But before they arrived, our prisoner came into my room.

“Sorry,” he said, “wrong door.” “Get him!” I yelled. Kristina tried to open the door but could not, it was locked. “That is impossible,” I said, “it can still be opened from this side.” “Not this time,” said Kristina. Then she put out a warning call. “Our prisoner has escaped, warning, he is dangerous,” she said…

To Be Continued.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

26 Comments on “The Investigators, Inc. The Case of Mystery. Chapter 3.

  1. This is an action packed chapter!😳😲 But who is Carmen? And how did that prisoner escape? What did he do to the door?!🀨🀨 The security seems to be very comprised!😠😑 Who could leave that note on the ambulance πŸš‘ door? This is all very bad! Very bad!!

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    • I would like to know who Carmen is too and hopefully Kathee and Muffin can tell us something about her. I must know her from somewhere. I would really like to know how he escaped, we have a very good security system here and he was searched ahead of time. How could he lock my door? Yes, our security has been compromised, but how? All this is very strange indeed, and like you said, very bad!!πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yes, we have security cameras all over, including some that can’t be seen, but nothing has been detected yet. Apparently this guy just opened his door and walked out. Poor Kristina, she is the one who locked that door and now she feels so bad. But how could he lock my door, a special key is needed for that and only Kristina and Sky have one. Oh, and Saranna.πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • These are special keys that cannot really be duplicated. We put something in the key that is detected by the lock so they work. A fake key won’t have that and therefore will not work in the lock. There are only 4 of these keys, Rock has the fourth one.πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Hmmm… well, apparently, someone has figured out how to make a copy work. Either that or you have someone inside working against you. Or! This could all be one of your hallucinations!😏

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      • Are you trying to say that I’m dreaming all of this? But I’m wide awake. Besides, even if he had a key, we can always open the door from the inside. So this is something else entirely. I wonder why we haven’t heard from John, Mac and Vince? They would have gotten the alert too.πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • That is possible I suppose, but that would mean our enemy knows a great deal about us. I don’t even know where they are, how would this person know?πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  2. Mandar’s security team needs to be on duty right now! Electronics can be compromised and depending on it alone is a bad idea. The man got away by having some sort of escape plan. He had bragged that Carmen would get him out and she did. There is certainly much action happening. Hope that Muffin or Kathee remember Carmen. There have been so many people involved with the Investigators that I cannot remember them all. It is complicated by some of them getting new identities. Carmen must have been close by when you went down.

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    • Well, his team is only for the chateau, we have our own regular guards at the hospital, inside and out, Baldwin’s men. Right now four of the girls are here too. How did this man get out? It takes a special key and only four exist, with Kristina, myself, Saranna and Rock. Well, Carmen never showed up in any other story, she is totally a new character, though supposedly from my past which I wouldn’t remember. I wonder how close Carmen has to be to use that machine of hers. How big is it? Is it small enough to be concealed easily? I hope we can get information from this prisoner of ours, if we can catch him. Still, in lockdown no one can get in or out except by voice command from one of 4 people. If electricity is cut, everything stays locked tight. So this guy is not leaving.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Glad this man did not get away from you. There are so many ways to use technology and it does not always have to be big. There could be a watch like weapon. Or perhaps a small finger ring or other body jewelry. Good to know Carmen is new and I had not forgotten about her.

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      • Yes, but I wonder how much info we will get from him. I don’t think he is too important to Carmen, he is just a man to do a job and then forgotten. He just thinks he is important. Yep, things can be small and inconspicuous so that a person can be close by and not look dangerous. This could be bad though.πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yes, you need some people that are very detail oriented and would notice things others would overlook. Interesting the man was barefooted.

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      • Yes, some of the girls are very good with that, including Sky. Hmm, you caught that barefooted detail I see. It is interesting.πŸ€”πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  3. I am so glad that Trisha is all right ! …Storm put up a great effort by attacking the enemy ! 😼 hmmm πŸ€” But who is the real villain ? Why are you targeted ? Tread carefully ! πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦°πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦±πŸ§’πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦³β—οΈ

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    • Yes, Storm to the rescue! I would like to know who the enemy is too. The name means nothing to me, but Muffin and Kathee should be able to tell us who this woman is. Once we know more we can check her out better.πŸ€”πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ


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