Chapter 4: Exposing Secrets

Mike was, for the first time in a long time, totally speechless. He stood there, mouth agape, unsure of what he had just witnessed. “Mike,” began the French Ambassador, “we have kept this secret for a very long time, and you are the first person to expose us. Please, it is very important you understand … Continue reading Chapter 4: Exposing Secrets


Chapter 3: Blackmail and Other Tales

Mike knew that getting the French government to return the portrait of Albert Thompson would be virtually impossible. The French have always held onto anything of value, even if it was just a century old portrait of a man Mike hadn’t even heard of. Nonetheless, he was determined to make this agreement work, knowing he … Continue reading Chapter 3: Blackmail and Other Tales