Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 23
…”Ace Bannion is an old friend… with an airplane. A bad rabbit with bad habits…
“Where do we start Miss Caraway? There are a dozen angles to consider here,” Martin supposes
Constance’s most urgent task is to digest this mounting mystery menagerie before it gets unmanageable. Ugh! Logistics are limiting their ability to get from here to there.
Her thoughts drift to an acquaintance, in her past of some renown that could be of great assistance to them but he is busy probably flying XF-86 jet fighters in the Korean War or flying President Truman around the world aboard the Independence.
An almost mythical human being, he would have the ability to transport them to most anywhere in the world at the drop of a hat, comparatively speaking.
“Ace Bannion,” the one solitary male in the world with which she has ever displayed the slightest interest. But his jet setting lifestyle does not mesh well with her relatively dull world, thus her relationship with Fanny.
“What or who is Ace Bannion?”
“An old friend… with an airplane. A bad rabbit with bad habits,” she references a convenience they do not possess; that and he smokes cigars. “Forget Ace, we need to nail down exactly what Willard Libby either has, or knows, or is about to expose, that has attracted so much attention.”
“There is the matter of professional courtesy.”
“I don’t know about an incident, but we still haven’t identified the right clue to know where he is. This whole case is leaving an international aftertaste in my mouth.”
“I will break into his office and see what I can find; it’s at the end of the hall.”