Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 89
…Find the nearest firehouse Fanny, get help, Eddie has taken two to the gut…
Eddie notices a black Cadillac ironically similar to the one that ran them off the road on the way back from Tolentine. It is parked at the side entrance to O’Malley’s. Inadvisably, he does not share this useful tidbit with his employers, letting them out two blocks to the south as he was instructed.
It is a sound plan; evaluate then act.
“What the hell is he doing, he doesn’t have a gun?” Constance laments.
This was not part of the plan.
Eddie jumps out the passenger side door and storms into the building.
Constance has broken into an all-out gallop in a futile attempt to stop him, her Beretta is drawn. Shrieks at her determined comrade go unheeded.
Shortly after he disappears inside the side entrance, she hears two sharp reports, then silence. She polishes a hole onto a side window to see inside. There is a single man’s body lying next to a person bound and gagged on a chair.
She motions to Fanny has to go around to the rear of the single story structure to secure that exit.
Without hesitation, Constance charges into the skirmish. The element of surprise is on her side.
Luckily, Engine #4 is around the corner on Division Street.