Monday, February 16, 2009

B&C III - 24

Brian and Christine
Book Three
Saint Jane's
Part 24


Tuesday was spent working on his story, taking walks, swimming in his pool and trying to rest his fevered heart.

On Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, Juan came into Brian’s work room to tell him that there was a man at the door who said he was from the FBI. Brian was shocked at that news but told Juan to show him in. When the man entered the room, Brian had a feeling he had met him before. The man introduced himself as Inspector Chuck Stanger and showed Brian a badge.

“We’ve met before, Inspector, haven’t we?”

“Yes, in Sanman. You remember.”

“I do. Well what can I do for you this time, Inspector?”

“I need to ask you some important questions.”

“Would you care to have a seat?”

“I would, thank you.”

They both sat down and Stanger stared at Brian for a few seconds and then said “Mr. Sims, the Bureau has asked me to look into some allegations involving Saint Jane’s Home For Girls. Are you familiar with that establishment?’

“Yes I am” Brian’s heart was now pounding.

“Yes, you are. In fact you visited Saint Jane’s sometime within the past several days. Isn’t that correct?”

“Yes, I did.”

“What was the occasion for your visit?”

“I had just enrolled a young girl in the place and I wanted to see that she was okay.”

“Is that so?”

“Yes, it’s so.”

“Where did that girl come from?”

“From Connecticut.”

“And what is your relationship with her?”

“Friend. We survived a plane crash together and I felt responsible for her getting to her destination. You were in the court room in Sanman when that was all discussed and affirmed. Surely you must remember.”

“Uh, yes I do, sir. And when you went to Saint Jane’s did you see her?”

“No. They wouldn’t let me.”

“I see.”

“I had to make a reservation to see her. But I canceled it.”

“Why did you cancel it?”

“Upon the advice of my attorney.”

“All right, Mr. Sims. The Bureau is investigating Saint Jane’s because it feels there might be something illegal about some of their practices. But we can’t enter the establishment without a warrant and we can’t issue a warrant without evidence. It’s regrettable that you didn’t get in to see your friend, otherwise you might have something to tell us that would be useful.”

“My fiancĂ©e is attempting to adopt the girl in question. There is a hearing tomorrow morning in family court about it.”

“Yes. I’m aware of that.”

“Do you plan to be there?”

“No.”


(To be continued.)

4 comments:

Beth said...

Well gee, Agent Stanger, seems like a logical place to be if you want to find out more about Saint Jane's!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

No sure why the FBI does not care about the hearing. For crying out loud, just break the door down, saving someone is more important than prosecuting the perp.

Leigh said...

Okay, deep breath here....
I just have one thing to say. You are driving my curiosity to the limit with the little tidbits of progress here, DB! ::huff::

It just keeps getting curioser and curioser, the plot keep getting thicker and thicker.

:) Leigh

p.s. Keep it up!

Big Mark 243 said...

Interstate laws are sure to have been broken by St. Jane's ... some human trafficing as well.

Sure that the FBI wants to get their ducks in a row ... the church has friends in 'high places' as well as in HIGH PLACES.