Isabel was sitting in her office, doing some paperwork, when the door opened and a cop appeared in the doorway. “Chief wants a word with you”
Isabel nodded and the cop went away. She sighed and stood up. She walked out of her office and walked to the head bureau. She knocked and waited for her employer to say yes before she entered.
“You wanted to see me, chief?” Isabel said.
Chief Barned signed at the chair opposite his desk.
“I was wondering how your search for Jack is going?” he asked.
Isabel bit her lip. “Not so good, to be honest” she started careful. “You know Jack. If he doesn’t want to be found, he won’t be. I’m sure he and Carrie are somewhere on a tropic island”
Chief Barnes nodded slowly. “I got a phone call this morning” he said. “Some junkies found Jack’s body. His head’s been decapitated. They probably thought they were going to get some kind of reward if they called it in”
Isabel covered her mouth.
“They also found Carrie’s body, you don’t want to know what they did to her, and the body of a guy named Mitch Torres” he continued. “Do you have anything to say for yourself, inspector Roberts?”
Isabel shook her head. “Chief, I’m…”
“You’re making a mess, Isabel” Chief Barnes said. “You arrested Mr. Allen twice and you had to release him both times. You’re stuck with your search for Shannen White’s killer. Something needs to change. You need to change”
“I know” Isabel said, though he thought he was a little unfair. But that was probably the shock of Jack’s death.
“Find Jack’s killer. Give all your other cases to inspector Anderson and find the son of a bitch who killed my best employee” Chief Barned ordered with a furious undertone.