Forever Mastadon ~ Episode 170
…When a covert operation goes awry, you have no idea what may be coming down the pike…
The FBI guy recounts, “I am looking at a list of fatalities and it is scary:
>Two Mastadon stooges – hey, good stooges are hard to find.
>Vincent Wolfgram, Mastadon field supervisor? Struck by lightning – now that’s original.
>Bart Simpson, the McGraw-Hill publisher who was really a nice guy.
>Martin Kamen, a colleague of Libby’s, incinerated at Argonne – Illinois is lucky the fire didn’t spread to the nukes!
>Jesse James Daniels, a CIA agent… What in the Sam-hell is the goshddamed OSS doing anywhere nears our business? And now you make a casual mention of Libby being dead. Shouldn’t that have been the end of things right then and there? Every single interested party in this case is dead.”
“We did not count on this private investigator from Florida sticking around. She was hired to help locate Libby, after he went missing.”
“She… as in a woman?” The Deputy Attorney General makes a solid guess.
“Yes, Constance Caraway.”
“Wait, err, just a minute… is that the same broad who nailed that Nazi double agent sniffing around the atomic bomb? Please don’t tell me we hired her, she’s too much a straight shooter and loopy partner of hers…”
“No, Kamen did and that’s what we can’t figure out, even with Kamen out of the picture, she is still bird-dogging the case,” Conroy is baffled. “In fact she mustered the entire CPD and they called in the Illinois National Guard to shake down that Greenwood house.”
“I thought we had the CPD in our pockets.”
“We do, but they were never briefed on what we’re doing regarding Mastadon, or even that we’ve owned 5046 for years.”
“Then why don’t we haul the bitch in and stash her where the sun doesn’t shine.”
“Not only does she have her agency partner involved, but a flyboy boyfriend and some hick lawyer from Florida.”
“Oh swell and can you throw in Mother Teresa?”
“No, Billy Graham.”
“Jesus, this is all I need, McGrath is going to have my head!” Deputy Malone answers to a superior, the Attorney General of the United States. “You tell our Mr. Winters that he should get busy on some of these targets, he missing the mark.”
When a covert operation goes awry, you have no idea what may be coming down the pike.
CONSTANCE CARAWAY P.I.