Steele thanked Audrey for her time. He wanted to pick the chef’s brain for more information but just as he turned away from Audrey there was a flash of lighting followed by the deafening crackle of a thunder boom so intense it rattled windows in the den off the main entrance. The storm had continued to intensify. As Audrey ascended up the winding staircase the front door flew open. Strong winds along with rain and a few leaves swirled around inside as Pablo entered the room. Steele was more than a little unhappy to see the long silver machete in his hand. Pablo and Steele exchanged icy stares before Steele turned his attention to the glistening, wet, steel blade dripping water onto the carpet.
The Deadly Gamble