In Plain Sight - 1

    The first installment of the In Plain Sight series. There was silence – all but the faint sound of police siren in the distance. It was the calm before the storm....

    In Plain Sight - 2

    Even if he had decided to stay the night in the motel room, Ian wouldn’t have been able to sleep. The events that transpired no more than a few hours prior were too heavily ingrained in his mind. All he could see were flashes of Rebecca’s face and the terrified individuals who saw him...

    In Plain Sight - 3

    About five blocks from the Rosa Marie Inn was 5th Street Community College. Ian had attended one semester there last year but dropped out. This sub-par institution had a library full of student workers, most of which couldn’t care less about their job....

    In Plain Sight - 4

    Ian wished he didn’t burn his Starbucks card. In retrospect, it wasn’t even attached to his name. It just had about $70 on it that he won from a cancer awareness raffle three months prior and there he was, sitting in a Starbucks without a Starbucks card...

    In Plain Sight - 5

    Ian had given himself an extra day just to clear his head the best he could. He was able to blend in with everyone else around him so far since his appearance had changed...

    In Plain Sight - 6

    Ian’s walk to Eastvale would take a couple hours but at least he would be moving away from the epicenter of the crime scene. Police sirens from any nearby scene were no longer audible...

    In Plain Sight - 7

    Ian looked at the man in front of him. His rugged face looked almost as soulless and lifeless as the tattered neighborhood itself...

    In Plain Sight - 8

    Ian sat on the couch diagonal from the black guy who had just cracked open a beer for him. “So Frogman,” he said. “You have any idea what we do here?”...

    In Plain Sight - 9

    “I apologize for the commotion. We don’t normally get unwired customers asking about our personal shit on the first day. I’m sure you can understand.” Everything changed in a mere ten-minute time frame...

    In Plain Sight - 10

    Ian sat in a chair across from Jebon as he hammered away on his keyboard while a device next to it made a whirring sound. After finishing his final keystroke, Jebon laughed lightly. “I swear, this peasant grunt shit is not what we’re all about.”...