Agent Silver Plants And Rats

  No one expected what they saw when the lights came back on. It was Carl Lafayette that was holding the gun, and it was pointed right at Hunt McCluskey. Two of the Pick Axe men were covered in glass and bleeding, and handcuffed. Pin was standing over them with a rifle in his hand. 

“As Mayor of this town, I believe in law and order. I was threatened by the Pick Axe men to resign or be killed. I don’t like threats. Sgt. Silver and his department are going to keep this community safe, but he needs men. Men that aren’t afraid of people the Pick Axe organziation. This is your chance to stand up to them.”

 Only one person took them up on their offer, and that was Ralph Hearns, a young man barely out of his teens. Pin made him a deputy and the three men took their prisoners to the jail. “You two get in the cell there. McClusky, you’re coming with us. The Mayor and I want to talk to you.” Pin said as they went into a separate room.

 “Ralph, I’m about to give you your first lesson in police work. Things aren’t always the way they seem. Meet Nathan Clark, otherwise known as Hunt McCluskey, our man on the inside.” “Hello Ralph.” “Hello Nathan.”

 “When I heard that the Pick Axe’s wanted to kill the Mayor, I was in deep enough to volunteer as the trigger man.” “What’s the plan now?” “Nathan will be transferred, in reality he’ll return to his job as police detective in Oregon. Those two will go to trial, and the Pick Axe men will be vulnerable.”

 The rest of the night was uneventful. Pin stayed with the prisoners, the Mayor went home to his family. Ralph headed home as well, but not before making a stop. His cousin Eric was waiting. “Tell the Pick Axe men that Silver knows how to get a man inside their group. Hunt McCluskey was a plant, a cop out of Oregon.”

 “A plant, well, this new guy is smart. Of course, not smart enough to know we were already grooming you for the same thing. This just gave us an opportunity to strike early.”

Two hours later, Pin got a call from his man in the field.  “The rat took the bait.”  “Good, the Pick Axe men don’t realize that sometimes, keeping your enemies close, is better than getting close to your enemies.”

In next week’s Agent Silver, discover how Pin feeds bad Intel to an unsuspecting  rat.  

Alaskan Silver Running For Your LifeĀ 

Pin searched the room while Mayor Lafayette told his story. It was imperative that they show no signs of worry. The Pick Axes mustn’t know that Sgt Silver had learned their plan. It was up to the Mayor to sell this as just a normal campaign speech.

“Great Grandpa made an honest fortune in spite of himself.” That is how Carl Lafayette’s story always began. It had been honed by his Grandfather and his Father before him. Carl had added a touch here and there, no altering of the fact, just pauses and colorful phrases.

The Lafayette family was the richest and most powerful family in town politically. Carl was the third Mayor in the family, and he was grooming his three sons for bigger things. “One day, not to far off, this will be a state. States need Senators and Representatives, you boys can decide which you would rather, the loser gets to be Governor.” Then he would laugh and hug them all.

Carl was an honest man, and a real public servant. Which is why the criminal organization had sent him a death threat. They had threatened to kill the Mayor at his own rally if he didn’t resign.

Lafayette’s would not be bullied. The only criminal connection he had, was the con man ancestor they always talked about. Even Allen was only a con man until he met Gilda. She was one of his pigeons. Gilda turned the tables, talking him into buying back his own phony gold mine. His reaction, was to marry her.  

The problem was, they still had the phony gold mine. That solved itself when it turned out to be more real than either expected. Between Great Grandmother and the gold, Great Grandpa became an honest man, and a proper citizen.

Now, his descendant was working to end crime in America. Even if it meant risking his own life for what he believed in. At the climax of the Mayor’s speech, the lights went black, a shot was heard, and a window was broken.  

Find out next week what happened when the lights come back on in next week’s “Alaskan Silver”!

Alaskan Silver: Sgt Pin

Do you love the old serials of yesterday? The ones where adventure slipped in for a little while, pulled you to the edge of your seat, and left you captivated until the next week’s conclusion? PruittWrites does, and it’s in that vein that we start the limited edition episodes of Alaskan Silver.

Sergeant Philip Nicholas Silver, was the type of policeman Alaska needed. He was strong, silent, and smart enough to survive both the landscape and its citizenry. His whole life had prepared Pin, as his new friends called him, for the beat that would create his legend. 

 His youth was in Chicago, until his Father’s undercover work forced them to relocate to New York. It was there Pin would join the force, a fourth generation policeman. Quickly his own success against the mob forced a name change and relocation. 

 The beard and mustache to cover his face were easy. The hard part was losing the accent.  He spent months adapting a version of his maternal Grandmother’s southern drawl.  

Now, he was Sgt Silver, not able to contact his loved ones, or to breathe his real name. He would start a new life in the wintry world of MaKenzie, Alaska, enforcing the law. Sgt Silver would learn that here too, crime was organized, and had to be dismantled.  

Tune in next week to read how Sgt Silver rescues the city’s most prominent family from the criminal organization known as the Pick Axes.