Corporate Crime Chapter 4

Starting a New Life Patrick rushed behind the team sprinting in that direction. There in a field behind the service area was a helicopter. Probably there for the escape of those in the RV. They had the pilot held securely and two more of his team were lying injured on the ground. “What’s going on?” “We questioned this guy as to what he was doing … Continue reading Corporate Crime Chapter 4

Corporate Crime Chapter 3

Kidnapped At 5am Maria came to gently shake Marvin awake and led him to Patrick’s office where the three of them sat together while Marvin repeated the story. Patrick smiled. “Now isn’t this a coincidence. We have been working on criminal activities in connection with retirement homes along with other major crimes where huge amounts have been funnelled out of rich families through old residents … Continue reading Corporate Crime Chapter 3

Corporate Crime Chapter 2

The Guardians Marvin turned his eyes slightly so he could observe the door to the cafeteria in his peripheral vision and noted a man approaching. He resisted the temptation to turn and look at who was approaching, and his mind raced into action planning the next move. He enclosed the shut down remote in his fist so the approaching man would not notice it. The … Continue reading Corporate Crime Chapter 2

Corporate Crime Chapter 1

Reunion Marvin Murphy circulated around the recreation room greeting retirees unfortunate enough to be residents. It was not that the high-level care section of the residential retirement complex was poorly supervised, but his heart went out to those who’d found their way there now unable to care for their own basic needs and as manager he wanted to see their comforts were met. He often … Continue reading Corporate Crime Chapter 1

Melanie’s Renewal

Melanie looked at the message again in disbelief. She’d been trying to come to terms with the telephone call from her father two days previous. Her twin sister Ellen and husband Jeff had died in a car accident and the funeral was scheduled to be held this coming week. Her father was insisting she should be there. The sisters had not talked since Ellen’s marriage … Continue reading Melanie’s Renewal

Chance Encounter Chapter 6

Dreams Fulfilled Louise Marie looked out the window as she heard the taxi move into the driveway. The rest of her siblings and their partners were out in the vineyards attending to vines while her parents were down in cellars attending to requirements there. There was always a stream of private vehicles coming and going through the day, but a taxi always meant Johann had … Continue reading Chance Encounter Chapter 6

Chance Encounter Chapter 5

Utrecht Manja hastened to her parent’s home as soon as the day broke in Utrecht. It had been another long and tiring trip but this time much easier caring for Stephanie with her brother to support her on the way. Berend had not been informative about her father’s condition so she was apprehensive about what she’d find on arrival. She’d leave Stephanie with her mother … Continue reading Chance Encounter Chapter 5

Chance Encounter Chapter 4

Happiness Shattered Manja waited for Johann to knock on the door at the same time they’d had breakfast the day before. She was anxious to know more about his plans to spend the rest of their vacation together. They’d talked through much of the night and then the phone had gone silent. She tried phoning him again to see why he was not answering after … Continue reading Chance Encounter Chapter 4

Chance Encounter Chapter 3

Relationship On the Scales Friederich Kavel sat in his chair glancing at the newspaper headlines, reviewing the activities of the day and mentally preparing activities for the next day. He finally turned to his wife Anna concentrating on knitting for one of her grandchildren. “I don’t understand why we haven’t received a phone call from Johann. This is the second evening we haven’t heard from … Continue reading Chance Encounter Chapter 3

Chance Encounter Chapter 2

Harbour Rendezvous Johann made his way to the reception area and selected a comfortable chair reaching out for the Sunday paper to scan headlines while he waited. Manja picked up Stephanie and went to the elevator to punch in her floor level. Stephanie was quiet now but glancing over her shoulder to try and discover where the ice cream man had gone. Manja placed her … Continue reading Chance Encounter Chapter 2