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from Sunnyvale by Barry B. Wright

Copyright © 2019–2020 Barry B. Wright

Chapter Nine
The Phone Call

Edward stood in his old office. Five days had passed since the meeting at the home of Kenenstatsis. He surveyed the room. Not much has changed. A new chair or two but otherwise the same. The sun poured in through the large window. He took in a deep breath and walked to it. Main street stretched out below and his gaze followed it to its intersection with Toronto Street. Karen. Was she carrying my baby? A chill rippled up his back. The last thing she must have heard was metal hitting metal.

“Edward. Edward.”

“I’m sorry Jagdeep, my mind was elsewhere.”

“What do you think?” Jagdeep asked. “I’d sure like to have you aboard. Given all you have gone through, I understand your hesitation. Maybe a short-term contract, say six months? At the end of it you can walk if that’s what you decide to do.”

Edward peered over his shoulder at Jagdeep. “Six months sounds like a good starting point. Do you mind if I roam the grounds? Get my bearings, that sort of thing.”

Jagdeep glanced at his watch. “You’ve got three hours before your meeting with the Board of Directors. And quite honestly, Edward, I’d like to go over a few more things with you during lunch before that meeting.”

Edward returned his attention to looking out the window.

“Why don’t I sen...

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