As we stood at the bar, I caught his fleeting look at me through the optic mirrors. A neat side parting in his black trimmed hair, gave the impression of a business-like person who was a well organised meticulous man. It seemed strange, standing at the bar talking like this. He searched for a clue to my reaction, but a practice in deception was one of my acclaimed virtues. If you were to be caught, then we will never have met.
I was not proud of having been one. Leave the details and I will get back to you. He was working on a cloning theory for genetic intelligence. So you see Jack, we may differ in profession, but we unite in a purpose. Dr Ahmed told me, that nothing could entice him to divulge the formula. Here is a telephone number.
But who could ever foresee the type of people that would read such a book? I suspected he was sounding me out for something that he had in mind. Give me a time, date and place that suit us both. Her cleavage beckoned the eye to inspection. Not wanting to react to his subtle compliment, I told him that I held no opinion about the quality of my nerve as that was for others to decide. A clinical smile spread across his eastern face asI turned to look at him. Were we heading for the perfect world? Our meeting was bang on time. By doing so, it gives him the opportunity to recount his illuminating and daring experiences and how he first started into his life of former crime.
He smiled, though it appeared to strain his composure. You will be arrested as a thief. With this in mind I came to the point. But then I could always make a contingency plan of my own. What is it worth to him? Read how a magician becomes a giant to help a tiny antman hiding in a matchbox. I thought as I suggested a price of £100,000.
Laura tells them about Dirty the swamp demon who spits nasty poison goofballs at the trees and makes their branches fall off and die. The twig people are made from every letter of the alphabet name of every tree. So I found myself nodding in reply. I remained impassive not wanting to show surprise or great interest. Here he finds a mermaid trapped in a dry cave and helps her get back to the sea. This time they go to Mossdown Woods where they want to 'I Spy' with all the creatures that live there. It would be a great achievement if they could isolate it, he told me.
Surely, I was really no more than a thief! Dedication For my children: son Joe, and daughters Nicola, Kerry, Lucy and all those who like to contemplate the possibilities of what this story could mean if it really happened! His story exposes the way he operated and the techniques he used to steal from the rich and famous. As things were, I had been a thief for the past thirty years although I considered myself retired now. She was quite attractive with her hour glass figure. I mused over his peculiar logic. He agrees to co-operate now realising that there is no way out of what is to become a horrific nightmare for him. Now he likes the idea of becoming a writer of books and decides to write his autobiography. I knew what his line of questioning was leading up to on this occasion.
A genetic scientist, as he liked to call himself. But they are in for a big surprise when they meet Laura the magical nature queen and the twig people who look after the trees and flowers there. A patronising pat on my back was his seal of approval. On this occasion of our meeting, there was something personal he would like to discuss with me over a drink, he had told me. For me this would be a proposition of stealing to order.
. You will be well paid. Laura tells them about Dirty the swamp demon who spits nasty poison goofballs at the trees and makes their branches fall off and die. A look of incredulity lit up his face. The glasses clinked between us.
This time they go to Mossdown Woods where they want to 'I Spy' with all the creatures that live there. The E-mail message field is required. It was one of the first things Dr Ahmed had said, when first he telephoned me. Experience was something that professional thieves obtained along the way. This was because his colleague Dr Bruce had defected to another laboratory for his own selfish reasons. We stood for a few seconds, looking into the optic mirrors in front of us.
He let out a sigh of relief. As we have agreed on the price, it would inspire me to have a half down payment and the rest on delivery of the formula. This was no quasi ideal that Dr Ahmed was chasing. But of course you will not let this happen. The alternative is he will be charged with numerous offences against the state and prison is not a part of his retirement plan.