Fiction Saturday – Continued
“Okay,” announced Agent Paxton, “It runs tomorrow in about a hundred and thirty papers from East to West. The story is essentially true, but we are keeping the mob connection out of it. No sense in tempting somebody out in the boonies who happens to be a wise guy wannabe.” He was hopeful.
“You think it will work?” asked Agent Richey. “Will it make her come up out of her rabbit hole?” She was still skeptical.
“I hope so. Nothing else is working. I’m just still concerned that we’re helping her husband in the process. If he gets to her first….”
Markosi shook his head. He was pessimistic.
“Yeah, the latest word is that Don Giani and Dominic are not on good terms over her disappearance,” said Agent Richey as she inspected the press release for typos even though it had been checked a dozen times.
“Ask me if I care,” said Paxton. “I want her alive. I know we can flip her on any number of things. She may have been born into it, but I have a feeling that she wants out.”
Markosi looked up from the daily reports. “What makes you think so?”
“She’s voted with her feet. It would have been easier to just have her husband’s body dumped in the Poconos. Unless, of course, she did kill the DEA agent,” said Paxton.