“Sir, you said that Gladfree was from Chicago?” asked Page.
“Yes. The subpoena victories began to happen. Town 's people were beginning to take note. But before he got the chance to open the various manila envelopes and see what was inside them, he and his wife were found dead in their suburban Chicago home. And the documents...well, they disappeared. This was right after Wendell increased the insurance that he had on his wife and himself. Because they decided to have kids and wanted them well taken care of if something happened to him or to his wife. Wendell told me this. The part of him and his wife wanting to have kids. A guy like that does not shoot his wife and then turn the gun on himself after upping their insurance.”
“So who killed him?”
“It was a professional job. Could have been anyone that killed them. But only one entity was behind it and paid for it. Try proving it!”
“The Yellowstone fathers.”
Yup, Gladfree was doing too much too fast. I told him to slow down with things. But he was young and ambitious–the sincere type though. He carried a .45 that looked like it was never fir...
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Luke believed everything the old duff told him. He could barely see the wife and daughter sneakily trying to peek into the room to get an eye on the strangers that appeared from nowhere, and talked about things that affected their lives so drastically–as they also became victims. Victims in the dusty annals of Yellowstone Park. They were not shy or timid–their posture was erect–their eyes, though haunted, were straight and narrow, no shame, no fear, just curious to know the unknown...
“Damn did that place gave me the willies,” said Page.
“I know what he meant, Dad. When he talked about the uncontrollable crying. That made me think.”
“I 've never seen you cry,” he retorted as he jumped in the front seat and pulled the door shut. Thinking what his son said was nonsense.
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