TIME OF THE ROOK: TALES OF THE ROOK BOOK ONE

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CHAPTER 2: A SHOT IN THE DARK PART TWO

One man he sat alone, at a pool-side table; a whiskey on the rocks in a tall glass in one hand, and a smoking cigar in the other. Mickey Augustus Dolor,waited patiently for word of the Syndicate envoy, in constant communications of his business interests.

Is it done?”

“….. Yes boss….. The Pretender, he drew the widow out; just like you said he would…..”

“Good…………. The two-door Fleet Master, put a tail on it; and be sure that my voice is never imitated again…..”

“Yes-boss! You want, for us to take care of this detective too?”

“This one, he has his uses; for now……….. We will deal with all of his past interference another time…..”

“Right-boss! We’re on it!”

Mickey Dolor, returned to his guest challenger in a lengthy game of chess. The tall black-haired, and clean- shaven, medium build; middle- aged man made his move.

I’m curious, shouldn’t you have taken my bishop with your rook?”

“Chess….. It is more than just a game of strategy, it is an art…..”

“I see…… Very clever…… You forced me to capture your queen with my queen, and that will place my king in a draw; a stalemate…..”

“You’re a fast learner P’IEDROV….. I’ll have need of your talents in the days to come…..”

“Call me Bishop….. This detective, he’ll be no challenge for me at all…..”

“Good……. It’s like I always say: Keep your enemies in check, and your friends in play…… Sacrifice your pawns, and take knight for knight; leave the bishops to slay….. It’s your calling….. It is about time, for you to take your place…..”



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