Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 138
…Daniels can sense the presence of a watchful eye, like when you know someone is lurking in the bushes, with bad intent…
“So my old friend Cephus has returned to the scene of the crime,” Pentateuch entertains himself by tracking all of his associates, like a pointy-eared Peeping Tom. In his native form, like other devilish doers, he is unattractive to the human eye, hence the many seductive shapes he assumes, save the asp of the GOE days.
He knows a person’s weak spots and he will grab hold of it. In the case of L. Dick Cannon, the visage of a corporate type fills the bill. For Canisso and Cephus, he is very lordly like.
His newest mission is to steal away with whatever Cephus/Daniels is there for. Once he has established his presence within Argonne, no need of security clearance, he confirms what notion he had imagined, Martin Kamen there with designs of succeeding Libby. In his reality, Pentateuch believes he is going to pull off another of his covert coups, now without access to Daniels’ deepest thoughts.
“Let’s go over to Building Three to catch some lunch,” Martin serves as tour guide at the University of Chicago extension and Department of Defense weapons lab. And though Kamen doesn’t seek to annihilate millions by nuclear means, he has inherited Willard Libby’s office and reputation.
“There in a file cabinet, in a top drawer and labeled “Carbon-14”. Do you think Penty will get it?”
“We may want him to be an unwitting fool, but he is no moron.”
“Can he hear what we are saying?” asks Martin self-consciously.
“No. He would have to uncloak in order to listen in and if you don’t smell burnt flesh, you know he’s not physically present. He will know that I have left the room.”