Bedtime Story: Silver and Scotch – Night 1

Silver and Scotch, Downton Abbey

Silver and Scotch
Copyright 2015 by Barbara Hinske

Night 1

Retired Detective James Harrison tossed the clipboard on the counter and sank into the desk chair. He rolled up to the bank of video monitors and scanned the fourteen screens that formed a semi-circle around him. All was quiet and in order in the manufacturing facility where he now worked as a night security guard.

He checked his watch. It was almost time. The most notorious silver thief in the world and undeniably one of the most talented burglars in history—the man he’d spent his career chasing and finally brought to justice—was being released from prison. At any moment Jeffrey “Scotch” Blake would be given whatever money remained in his prison account, bus fare home, and a warm jacket. He’d walk out of the gates of the Ohio prison where he’d served time for one of the hundreds of burglaries he’d committed during the three decades that Harrison had chased him.

Would Scotch go home? Where was home for him, these days? And would this be the last Harrison would hear of him? They’d only recovered $700,000 of the more than $18,000,000 they believed Scotch made from his heists. Surely he had enough money to go straight. But it wasn’t only about the money for a guy like Scotch.

Harrison swallowed his unease and turned his attention back to the video monitors. Time would tell. And now that he was retired, it wouldn’t be his problem.

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