Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 91
…Agent Daniels does not know Mary Joseph from Eve, which should make his assignment somewhat easier…
In the recent tradition (theme & variation) of “if you’re a female connected to The Libby Affair expect a run of bad luck” category, Cephus/Spencer/Daniels/Rogue is back in the far southern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and is being pointed in the direction of no good. To assure that the required result is carried out, our friend Canisso/Wolfgram is along for “support” and they are about to pay Sister Mary Joseph Franks a visit at the Tolentine Monastery, the original confluence of those hated ‘Good News-spreading, deception exposing, fly-in-the-ointment do-gooders’; Pentateuch’s eternally vile phraseology.
The one huge drawback to being in one of those (blood) pact prerequisites is that it may include bodily harm, to either you or someone close to you. Agent Daniels, his go-to alter ego, does not know Mary Joseph from Eve which should make his assignment somewhat easier, but killing is not something he signed up for when he joined the CIA; but his upwardly mobile trajectory into World Agnostica Unlimited depends on it. Too many months of careful toil have been logged to fail now, especially since his Roman encounter with an angel of darkness, perhaps even Satan himself.
What is a double-crossing Federal agent to do?
The Monastery is a tranquil place in winter, not the favored destination for those wanting to draw nearer to God; if Florida is closer to the equator it must be closer to heaven or the tropics are a better match to the Garden of Eden. So as it was when the CCPI crew came a calling, the middle of January 1951, the virtual vacancy sign is lit.
An unusual weather pattern has developed of late with the introduction of warmer weather and an atmosphere laden with juicy Gulf of Mexico moisture. These odd January outbreaks are climatological respites for those in the northern climes.