Exit Strategy by D. J. Harrison (Jenny Parker Book 4)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 306 Kb
Exit Strategy : One step ahead is never enough.
Because they know enough about her to have her sent to prison for a long time, Jenny Parker is unable to refuse the Security Services when they insist she keeps tabs on a Russian agent. Jenny has a large amount of cash which belonged to a now-deceased crime boss, and her only option is to launder it as quickly as possible and hope that neither the police nor the criminals find out about it.
Her life is now a carefully choreographed dance of security and vigilance. Her house is petrol-bombed and she is seriously injured. Knowing that whoever is responsible will be back to finish the job, Jenny is forced to take desperate measures.
With the Russians, the police and the criminal gangs all closing in on her, Jenny has to find a way out that will keep her and her little son alive.
“I don’t see what else we can do, short of having a bonfire and getting rid of the problem once and for all.” Monty busies himself packing the bags into the steel box sitting in the hole beneath the shed. He carefully puts the long parcels wrapped in waxed cotton on top, closes the lid and secures it with a padlock. He looks at me, guessing my thoughts. “It’s my fishing gear,” he says.
I say nothing. If that’s what he’s calling it then it’s fine by me. I don’t want to know what he’s got in there. All I know is that he doesn’t want anyone to find it and if they do that it’s not connected in any way with him. In a way, it gives me a little comfort to have him in the same jeopardy as I am.
“If we destroy it we may be making more trouble for ourselves. It’s Lafferty’s cash and even though he’s dead there’s going to be someone in his organisation who knows about this particular tranche of money and is actively searching for it. If they ever did get to us we may need it for bargaining. The way they took Toby still gives me nightmares and it was only the cash that allowed me to get him back unharmed. Otherwise I dread to think what that pervert Potts would have done with him.”