New York. Thursday, October 11. Midnight.
Tavaris used his new pass key to enter the new Iacardi headquarters on Park Avenue. As he had expected, building was empty. Still no security. Accompanying him and carrying a large black bag was Lorenzo Mengalli, a tall and muscular communications specialist with Xylox Inc., an obscure subsidiary of Enerco. Once inside, both Mengalli and Tavaris put on night vision oculars, then hurried to Kerri’s makeshift office on the second floor. It took Mengalli less than a minute to install a bug in Kerri’s telephone. The bug was sophisticated enough for her calls to be monitored and recorded, round the clock. The two men gave each other high fives, then hurried from the building.