So it began.
It was the last day of January, just coming on the hour of nine pm. A light snow was falling. Mason Dale had put on his skates to do a few relaxing turns around the circular rink. He had it all to himself....at least he thought that and had left his shoulder bag by the bench...thinking it was safe. But it was a foolish notion because for people like him nothing could be looked at as safe.
It had been ages since Dale had found time just to break from his hectic world.....let down his hair.....so to speak and relax. The world of criminal law trial lawyers quickly embraced the players....especially the ones like Mason Dale whose portfolio of cases included mostly powerful individuals doing a balancing act between legal and criminal. That usually meant Dale had access to information held sacred under the client-lawyer confidentiality protocols....which had kept him relatively safe on both sides of the law. A state of existence he depended on.
Stanton Brigons had never out-right lied to Mason Dale....though he usually bent the truth to the breaking point. But this time things were different. There had never been a corpse in the morgue with Stanton Brigons name all over it and the only thing he would say about it was.... "You will just have to believe me Mason. I did not murder anyone."
Mason Dale believed his client. The man was too damn smart to pull a stunt like killing someone himself. On the other hand it was not beyond him to hire a.....Hit Man.... Mason wondered if such terms were still used in the dark underworld of the city.....or if they ever had.
It was all lawyer confidentially.......and....I believe you Mr. Brigons though no one else seems to....until Jim Ivers.....Dales Private Investigator came up with some information that turned everything upside down.....Information that proved Stanton Brigons had in-fact hired someone to kill Allision Buren.......Brigons Confidential Secretary. Allison knew everything and when she threaten her boss to go to the police.....well......it was a dumb thing to do......
So now you are thinking....where is the mystery?