Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 149
… Cool your heels, play tiddlywinks, take a plane ride, anything, just stay out of the damned devil’s sight…
“Penty is getting plenty close,” Agent Daniels is warning Constance about their adversary’s new proximity. “I’m hoping that he isn’t able to track me sooner than 24 hours, ‘cause if I don’t stay in one spot, he can only guess.”
“You mean he is back at 33 LaSalle?”
“No, he is 10 blocks north of you at 5046 Greenwood.”
She is not a native Chicagoan so some quick counting of streets leads her to conclude, “Does he know something we aren’t aware of?”
“Huh, say what?” spatial what? “How is it that you know where he’s at?”
“I have my ways.”
“I should have known.”
“You should have known,” Ace’s is playing the waiting game, mostly taking his Beechcraft out for daily spins up and around Lake Michigan, or basically wherever he pleases. He feels his skills are being wasted… until there is something to do.
“If you’re so good at second guessing, what do you think we are going to do next?”
“That may not be such a good idea — I believe she is carrying a gun these days!.”
“Scratch that idea,” he is not high on Fan’s list of favorite people at this moment and she has had time to stew about things.
“You are going to drive us over to that house on Greenwood, stake it out for a bit, kick the tires, rattle his cage, you know boogie with the boogie man.” Constance knows that Agent Daniels must be moving on to some other assignment any day and someone has to keep tabs on the Great Deceiver.
“That may not be the greatest idea Miss Caraway. As soon as you underestimate him, he will take a bite out of you,” warns Daniels. “I realize that you guys are restless, but Libby is working on his coming out party and you do not want to mess that up. Cool your heels: Watch Penty from afar, do property searches on the Greenwood house, play tiddlywinks, take a plane ride, anything, just stay out of his sight. Resist the urge to tinker and leave ‘him’ to me.”