The plot thickens
David and Susan are planning and executing rendezvous, a rather odd thing to do since they are married, not illicit lovers, but Susan likes the idea of escaping her security team, something that is at odds with what Prendergast expects.
Of course, his security chief seems to think that Prendergast simply wants him to do a simple job in quid pro quo for a job Prendergast is supposed to do for him: free his daughter from a despotic African terrorist that the man once worked for, and failed.
This is the story being peddled to David by the man who accompanied Susan’s agent to France and is backed up in part by Alisha’s investigative team.
David torments another of his team and then sets himself at odds with the man himself when Susan tries to have a discrete lunch with Prendergast.
That sets off alarm bells for David.
Prendergast is far too involved with Susan for David’s liking.
But, it seems if he is to get rid of the security at Susan’s he is going to have to find the daughter, and she is in Nigeria.
It seems that was one of Prendergast’s objectives, to get David to rescue her, but what happened to the notion that he just ask?
In the meantime, the security team’s England base is found, one of Susan’s newly acquired properties, and David has surveillance installed.
He also has new eyes on the castle, and the renovations, because he suspects something else is going on there.
And then there is Alisha at her most seductive best, injured or not.
Chess pieces being moved by various people across the globe, David sets off for Nigeria, to see a rather doubtful contact, of Prendergast’s recommendations.
Just like the old days, wheels within wheels. All he knows for sure is that he needs three people watching his back.