Excerpt from Chapter 8

Published August 28, 2018

Mr. Smith sat watching Andy Reese in a Starbucks on the north side of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, the third name on the list of deviants that Curtis Meyer had found for him. The pictures and videos of Reese and Jarrett ruining the innocence of young the boys who trusted them were sickening. Mr. Smith was very careful to leave any hint of Reese off the flash drive he left in Jarrett’s hand. No need to spoil the surprise too early for those boys in blue, he mused.

Andy Reese was a nice-looking, brown-haired, blue-eyed kid who came from money, a little overweight but definitely clean-cut. Mr. Smith wondered where he got his hunger for young boys, and he finally chalked it up to bad relations with a perverted uncle or maybe his father. His parents owned a string of daycare centers in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and the three in Ft. Wayne were ones that were under his management, providing him with a stream of victims. Of course, he was careful to wait till the boys were no longer in his care and were living out of state. It was the practice of the George Reese Daycare Centers to photograph and fingerprint every child, just in case of child abduction. Unfortunately, Andy Reese loved to peruse that file of photos and fingerprints the way most people would peruse a menu at a gourmet restaurant.