GUARDIAN SECURITY BOOK #3
“I’m almost afraid to ask why you’re calling.” He looked at Tony and Nick, both frozen in the doorway, their faces wearing identical expressions of concern. They knew who this was as well as he did.
“Well, it’s not with good news, I’m sorry to say.” “Something’s happened,” Reno guessed.
“Unfortunately. Luis Aguilar was being transferred to a new location with some other prisoners this morning. The prison van was in an accident—real or manufactured.”
“Do not tell me he’s on the loose.” Reno spat out the words.
“I wish I didn’t have to.” Balenger heaved an audible sigh. “The Feds are doing a full court press to find him, but I wanted to give you a heads up. You know he never forgave you for busting up his little game.”
“Little game?” Reno curled his lip in distaste. “Are you fucking kidding me? He and his cartel kidnapped the daughter of the head of a conglomerate and held her for ransom. I guess he wasn’t making enough with drugs.”
Reno counted to ten, telling himself it wasn’t Balenger’s fault. But a combination of fear and rage raced through him. “Any idea where he is now?”
“No, but every state is on high alert. I just wanted to be sure you had a heads up on it. You know you were the one he said he’d be after.”
“Let me know the minute you hear anything.” He slammed the phone down.
“Please tell me it’s not what I think it is,” Nick bit off.
“I wish. That fucking asshole is on the loose.” Reno gave them the story.
“I hope you aren’t planning to bring Sarah into this mess.” Nick scowled. “The situation’s wonky enough as it is.”
“As a matter of fact, it’s an even better idea. I don’t trust any of the damn housekeepers I’ve had.”
“Then you’d better give her fair warning,” Tony said. “She needs to know what she’ll be stepping into.”
“Yeah. No kidding. Nick, will you arrange for a new security system at the house? More cameras, more electronics. More outside sensors. The works.”
“I’ll get on it right away.”