The Matter of the Vanishing Greyhound – Chapter 24

The Matter of the Vanishing Greyhound

Golden Gate Disappearing Greyhound Bus Caper

Steven Levi

Master of the Impossible Crime

Chapter 24

“Where is he now?”

Wu punched up the homing template on his computer screen as he looked over his shoulder at the office door through which he could see blue uniforms scurrying around in the Property room. “He’s at the Saint Francis Hotel. The old man’s given up on us!”

“Good. We’re getting close to finished now. Keep an eye on him, say every 15 minutes. If he moves, let me know.”

“On the cell?”

“Yeah. I’ll be out of here in a dozen minutes. By the by, Hopkins is back in.” John said it offhandedly, as if it meant nothing.

“Not good. Not bad. Be careful. He’s not a professional.”

“He’s worth $7 million.”

“Seven? I thought it was five.” Wu leaned forward unconsciously, his hand cupping the phone cradle.

“It was. Harrah wasn’t very cooperative. It’s going to cost him an extra two.”

“Will he pay?”

“He’d better.”

There was silence at both ends of the line for a moment. Then Wu said, “I’ll be in touch if the old man moves.”


Steven C. Levi is a sixty-something freelance historian and commercial writer who lives in Anchorage, Alaska, his home for past 40 years. He has a BA in European History and MA in American history from the University of California Davis and San Jose State. He has more than 80 books in print or on Kindle.