On Monday morning, Jeff was sitting in Bob's office responding to e-mail when Bobby came in with a big smile on his face. Jeff was surprised to see him.

“How are things at Oak Ridge?”

“Fine for now,” Bobby said.

“Why are you smiling?”

“Because I have a surprise for you.” He paused. “Do you have lunch plans today?”

Jeff looked down at his phone. “Yeah, I'm supposed to meet with—”

“Cancel it.”


“Cancel it. Guess who's coming here to meet us?” Before Jeff could respond, Bobby made the announcement. “Ted Marchbanks.”

Jeff sat back in his chair. “How did you manage that?”

“I called my buddy down over at Chimney Rock Golf Course and he gave me Ted's number. I spoke to him last night and I was right. He's bored. Said he was intrigued.” ...

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