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Chapter 11 A Bite of Macaron

  • "He is late!" Tessa exclaimed for the third time. "Can't we hire someone else?"
  • Ashley was rooting through the messages on her phone. The freelancer agency had sent her a profile of the security expert.
  • "I'd been assured he was the best in the business," she contended. "Why should we go with anyone other than the ace?"
  • "Is it common for the best in the business to bail on his clients? Perhaps another billionaire made him a better offer, which he accepted?"
  • "That is not likely," Ashley asserted. "The agency does not allow any back-channel recruitment. His arrangement with them mandates he cannot take up another client until the present one has canceled the task."
  • "It appears that he did."
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