The disclaimer continues.
It had been eight months and Don had put the incident mostly out of his mind. Or at least he tried to. There were still flashbacks of the warehouse and the desert. Times in his life when he'd had the least control over his own destiny thus he was having trouble dealing with them. Not enough to cause him trouble in his work but it was still on his mind. His family and his team were unaware of his struggle and he was going to keep it that way.
He was early as usual, sitting at his desk reading the morning briefing reports from across the country when one item caught his attention.
NY:NY – Witness Steven Andrew Shelton 41yrs shot execution style in safehouse. Special Agent GERHARDT badge number 783126 also executed. Nil suspects, nil witnesses. Investigations continuing. Notification of funeral arrangements for Special Agent GERHARDT to be advised. END.
Don's blood chilled. This was too much to be a coincidence. Telford, it had to be. A call to the FBI in New York soon confirmed that the MO was the same.
By the time Don's team had arrived for work he had already made a copy of his file and packaged it for immediate dispatch to New York. Perhaps they would have better success than they'd had. He also requested that they send him everything that they gathered on their case. His failure to solve that case, plus the new death of another agent weighed heavily on him.
A/N: Thanks to all who read and reviewed. There have been some very helpful comments. All are welcome. For those who missed Charlie, he wasn't forgotten, there just wasn't enough data for him to work on.
I am currently working on another story where Charlie will be needed to work his magic to help the FBI and a few other agencies. Don will still be the lead character. I think it is going to be much longer so it may be some time before I post. If I come up with something short in the interim it will be posted.