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Years after going into hiding, a witness needs to run from the mob again

Fred Mathieson used to be now not a regular witness opposed to the mob. He used to be by no means within the association, and didn’t testify opposed to gangster Frank Pastor to save lots of his personal pores and skin. Mathieson is a attorney, and took the stand easily from a wish to do the precise factor. His sense of right and wrong destroyed his existence, yet he equipped a brand new one. Now his long-ago testimony is ready to place him and his kin again in danger.
 
For approximately 9 years, Mathieson has been secure within the Witness protection application, operating as an leisure legal professional in California. yet Frank Pastor is some days clear of parole, and he has determined to take revenge. by way of blackmailing a clerk in witness safety, the mobster reveals Mathieson’s new identify, so the chase will commence again.

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Whatever over fifty kay you were given in that stash, that’s yours to maintain. you're taking it with you. all of us 3 people move directly out of your stash to the toilet F. Kennedy Airport. You following this, George? ” “I pay attention you conversing. ” “We don’t care the place you cross. simply so it’s a ways out of this nation. Europe, Africa, Hong Kong. That’s as much as you. you choose your spot, you purchase the price tag. you were given a passport? ” “Yeah. ” “With your stash? ” “Where else? ” “OK, okay. We stroll you to the aircraft and we watch you are taking off. Then the next day evening Al and me, we fake like we’ve simply arrived, you recognize, in ny to maintain this agreement on you, and we ask round and we discover out, Jesus Christ, the man left city. So we snoop round a bit, we play inner most eye, we discover out you got a price ticket to Europe. We report to our touch. I suggest the fellow didn’t pay us to move all of the solution to Europe or Africa or Hong Kong, did he. ” “What guy? Who’s the guy? ” “Somebody very excessive up. That’s all we all know. Now perhaps the guy tells us the agreement is off, or even the guy hires someone else to chase you round Europe, or even the fellow will pay us additional bread to move locate you and waste you. I can’t say what’ll ensue, George. It’ll be as much as you to maintain your head down simply because God is familiar with who may perhaps come trying to find you. We ain’t writing promises on you—this ain’t the Prudential lifestyles coverage corporation. We’re simply providing you with a head commence. ” “I see that. ” “For fifty kay. ” “I ain’t received no fifty kay in my stash. ” “What’ve you were given in it? ” Ramiro rubbed his eyes and eventually acknowledged with endless disgust, “Short of 40. approximately thirty-eight 5. ” “Thirty-eight 5. Al, what do you assert? ” Mathieson lifted one shoulder—a shrug of contempt. “I imagine perhaps Al desires to waste you, George. ” “Then move forward and shoot. I knew it wasn’t my evening. Took a bathtub in poker. you need to flip my wallet out? I bought might be fifty funds left. ” “Thirty-eight 5, that’s a humorous quantity. How come, George? ” “I figured I’d construct it as much as 40 and depart it at that. I needed to borrow fifteen centuries from it final week for whatever. ” “Al, what do you are saying we accept thirty-five kay. We depart the fellow thirty-five hundred for his plane price tag and costs. What do you are saying? ” Mathieson repeated the shrug. The adrenaline was once pumping via him, making him shake; he stored the Magnum braced opposed to the headrest so Ramiro wouldn’t see the tremor. “That’s the deal, George. you will want it? ” “For thirty-five thousand money I should a minimum of get a reputation. One identify. Who placed out this agreement? ” “It’s now not that you can make phrases, George. It’s so that you can settle for them. ” “Yeah i do know. yet you men appear to be in a temper to do favors this night. I simply figured, you recognize. ” “The agreement got here down via channels, George. That’s all we all know. ” “Yeah, okay, yet what channels? ” “The related channels that positioned paper on these men in Oklahoma and California. an identical man at the mobilephone who referred to as Deffeldorf and Tyrone. greater than that I can’t let you know simply because greater than that I don’t comprehend.

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