Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

A Pretty Good Plan; Episode 99

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

A Pretty Good Plan; Episode 99

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REG turns back towards the bar.

C[pounds sterling]Mel changes her mind I'll be at the Sebel a few days. Dusty Dexter.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]She's just a kid.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Yeah.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Want me to walk you back?C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]No. Just up the street. Thanks for your help.C[yen]

Pat's walking in my direction, unsteady on her feet.

C[pounds sterling]Pat. You following me?C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Why the hell would I follow you?C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]No idea.C[yen] Janet is paranoid. C[pounds sterling]Where you staying?C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Sebel.C[yen]

Makes sense. C[pounds sterling]Walk with you.C[yen]

It's time to go home, put together a plan for tomorrow. Most important, quiz Janet about the date.

We're in the foyer, I head towards the lifts. C[pounds sterling]What floor you on, Pat?C[yen]

She slurs: C[pounds sterling]Gotta check some messages,C[yen] heads towards reception.

C[pounds sterling]Probably see you tomorrow.C[yen]

Janet's not home, I take that as a good sign, go straight out onto the balcony. Some lights are still on at Randy's boat, although I can't see any movement on deck. I want to check out Joey's boat, but I need to make sure there's no one on board.

Tomorrow night, while they're celebrating their departure. They'll have people keeping guard, but I'm planning to swim out, nice and quiet. Janet can stay on the shore, warn me if she sees anything.

I reckon it's a pretty good plan, and I think the Angels would agree. I don't think they'd be put off by a little night-time swim, or drug runners with guns.

Hank and Red will be proud of me. I congratulate myself on a good evening's work, grab a beer, prop my feet up on the balcony rail. This is the life, I'm a private investigator operating undercover in an exotic location. It's the most fun I've had since ...

The door opens, I call out over my shoulder. C[pounds sterling]Still a virgin? …

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