“… His head slumped to read the unfolded note in his hand.
“I would recognize my wife’s handwriting anywhere. Who wrote this lie?”
He crushed the paper as the truth exploded on him.
“Someone has set me up! Who? Did they follow me?” …”
In the opening paragraphs of 3 WISE MEN, Jak is confounded and can’t figure out whether he was being set up. This dilemma – in a foreign country and on the run – reminded me a little of Rodin’s statue – ‘The Thinker’.
Jak – like The Thinker – is deep in thought as he tries desperately to solve the puzzle and resolve his predicament. Everything around him is a swirling mess and he has to get to his meeting as quickly as possible. What a great way to start a thriller?