Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 165
…If we can handle political conventions and all those crazies, I think we can handle one house…
“What can you tell us about the organization called Forever Mastadon?” asks the higher ranked flatfoot, the very first law enforcement hereabout to ever/even admit to wondering what has been going for months in the greater Chicagoland area.
Constance steps into the interrogation, “FM is the group behind the abduction of Willard Libby, a scientist affiliated with the U of C. not to mention all the other crap they have pulled on anyone connected to the poor man. They have an agenda, one where he keeps his research to himself.”
“Do you have an address for these people; somewhere we can put a stop to this?”
“Yeah, 5046 South Greenwood, that would be a good place to start,” at this point Constance would not mind having a 2,000 man police force pitch in on this battle, “but if you go there, I’d make sure you have enough men. You will not believe what you’re up against — we do, though being able to explain it to you in advance is hard. You should form your own opinions.”
“That was me, yes. I took out the two guys who kidnapped Fanny two months ago, then Edie a month back,” her mea culpa comes without remorse. “Don’t you sense a trend going on here? Two rooms of this hospital hold repeat victims of these creeps.”
“Would you be willing to lead a team of tactical officers on a sweep of that Greenwood address?”
“Would I? Hell, I am ready to put another hurt on that bastard.”
“Another? You talk like you have a history with their leader.”
“Yeah, you could say he’s one hell of a handful. If you would let me, I’d like to bring in an expert, he’s with the CIA. He possesses a particular set of unique skills, been on this case longer than me and Fanny.”
“If you can get him here by tomorrow, you have a deal.”
“You can find me at these numbers, telephone and street over on the university campus.” Connie was born to the big time. “One unmarked comes and gets get us before dawn, but I want you to understand one thing… we — Agent Daniels and me are going to be in charge of the operation.”
“I’ll have all the men in our district on the scene, riot gear, gas masks, blast shields, the whole shot. If we can handle political conventions and all those crazies, I think we can handle one house.”
Famous last words?