apologies for this bare bones approach; I'm having a crazy week.
former girlfriend of Zacarías visited his mother. Tania was happy
to see her. She had been trying to reach Julio but his cell didn't
answer. She was eager to prove that her son was a good person.
went to Vanessa's house and Isabella told them that they had received
a farewell letter from Julio. Tania told them Julio had called her
on the day of the fire about her son's reputation. She had tried to
call him later but he didn't answer.
apologised to Tania that they could not help her. The girlfriend
said they should go to the police immediately.
gave a new assignment to Rico and Rivera to observe an abandoned
house that could be a secret laboratory. He told them to be
discreet. They filed out of his office. Rico looked as though he
texted Jackie and Katia that Julio had told Tania he was going to
reveal to the police who had really planted the bomb. Jackie told
her to calm down. As long as Julio was missing there was nobody to
corroborate anything she would say. They should not worry about the
police. Tania also never had sensed bad vibes from them so this was
not a big deal.
opened the box and removed Julio's pistol. She stared into the
mirror and aimed at her reflection. She then returned the pistol to
the box and placed it in the bureau drawer. The next day she went to
a shooting range for instruction. For a beginner, her aim was good.
drove that night to a spot near the club and prepared his trap for
Bernal. He wore black from head to toe, including a cover for the
lower part of his face. It had been raining and the dark streets
were wet and carried diffused reflections of headlights. Zulema came
out into the street and watched as an approaching figure came closer,
holding a flashlight at shoulder level. The light was aimed at her
Bernal?” she called out.
the man got close enough she saw that it was not Bernal. When he
pulled down the lower mask she saw it was Borgetti. Before she could
scream he kissed her and stabbed her at the same time. He then slit
her throat in one practiced motion for good measure, propped her up
against the wall, closed her eyes, and kissed her forehead. He stole
her wallet out of her handbag and left the scene just in time. He
drove a short distance away and used the newly-acquired cell phone to
make an anonymous call to his own precinct. He partially covered the
phone with a handkerchief and reported that a couple was fighting in
that spot and he was afraid the man would kill the woman.
took the call at the precinct. When Borgetti ended the call he took
the memory card out of the phone before putting the phone back in his
pocket. Kuri looked for Rico and ran out when she didn't find him.
arrived at the crime scene and found the dead woman. He called Kuri
to tell her and she said she was on her way to the area. He knew he
had walked into a trap. Another police vehicle arrived and Bernal
got away before they found him. Jackie was also there. She had
gotten a call and was on her way. Both of them ducked when they
spotted police flashlights. When the coast looked almost clear he
told her that the woman he was to meet had been murdered. He texted
Kuri that he could not get back to his car. He and Jackie made it to
her car and drove out. Out on the road they stopped and began making
out in the front seat until the police cars passed them.
and the other police arrived at the crime scene and he played his
role as chief of police. He wasn't pleased to see Kuri at the scene
but she apologized, saying there was no answer on the radio. He
asked whether anyone was seen. Someone said that a tall, slender man
was seen leaving the scene of the crime but no details were made out
due to the darkness. There was the possibility of an accomplice but
no sign of one. Borgetti gave orders to search the area. As the
others walked away he stared at his victim for a moment, then checked
his watch. He wiped the crystal clean with his crime scene glove.
told the others to disperse. Then she found a metal bar on the
ground, put it in an evidence bag, and shoved it into her belt,
covering it with her jacket. A few steps later she found Bernal's
others went back, saying they had found nothing. Kuri returned with
the same report. Borgetti went back to his car, frustrated that he
had not trapped Bernal. He lit a cigarette and his normal cell phone
happened?” Irene asked. “You said you would be late but this is
a bit much.”
home because I can't make it. Things didn't go as expected.”
she mocked. “I can't believe that a perfect cop can't do such
not up for your sarcasm, Irene.”
I will not be put out of action. I want to celebrate the
international distribution of Dietrix and I will wait for you.”
sorry but this isn't possible.”
ended the call, frustrating Irene. She threw her cell at the wall
and it landed on the bed.
was at Sandro's place, praising the food he had prepared as he poured
her a glass of wine. He mentioned his ex and how she didn't
appreciate his romantic efforts. She sipped her wine saying that her
day hadn't been what she she expected. He did encourage her some
was in the bar with Jimena and Natalia, telling them that Jackie had
approved the deal. José talked up Jackie's business skills and
Jimena said she wanted to meet with her as soon as possible to get
things started. Natalia liked the idea of spending more time with
José once they got the business going. Jimena suggested that this
would be good revenge on Katia but José said that he wasn't a
negative person. Katia would get hers eventually.
may have had more than one glass of wine by the time Sandro asked
about her marriage. She told him that Catalina had accused her of
being a social climber. He said this was because Catalina didn't
know her. “You are a spectacular woman,” he said. He piled on
some more praise. Katia looked a little suspicious.
was dining with Eddy. He was sure that his daughter was fantasizing
that her motherh would be what she wanted her to be. He was not
interested in a marital reunion with Rebeca, as he was now only
interested in Vanessa.
sat in his cage remembering Vanessa's confession about the bomb and
why she had done it. He would have preferred to die rather than know
and Bernal went back to his place. He had preferred that to going to
hers because he didn't want to bring his profession into her life.
She said this had already happened. Kuri messaged him that the
police had cleared the area and he should retrieve his car. He then
remembered dropping the bar and that it had bloody fingerprints on
it. He said he would have to see the commissioner the next day. He
sent Jackie home and told her to call him when she got there, then
picked up his cell to contact Kuri.
was at home and her son was still awake, claiming he was not tired.
He was going to sit up watching television. She told him he needed
to go to bed because he was starting in a new school the next day.
Bernal called her cell. He asked if the crime had been a trap set by
Borgetti. She whispered that she didn't know but it would be
difficult to hide the car. He would have to retrieve it right away
so it would not be found. He told her he would get the car and talk
to Commissioner Lizárraga. Kuri told him he still needed her help.
She kept speaking sotto voce because Erik was still in the
room. She ended the call and ordered Erik to go to bed because she
had to go out. He sarcastically replied that she was ordering him to
go to bed so she could go out on a hot date with who knows who. When
she started to scold him he said he didn't care and went to his room.
She went out.
went to his car and found her waiting for him. She handed the bar
back to him. Without it there would be nothing connecting him to the
crime scene although other evidence would prove that the victim knew
him. He noted that this would be the first instance of her perjuring
herself. She confessed being conflicted about that but would do
anything to bring Borgetti down. He had sent Rico and Rivera on
another case to keep them away from this crime scene. It was pure
luck that she had been in the office to answer the phone.
was sure that this was Borgetti's work because he got to the crime
scene a little too fast. This could not have been coincidence.
Borgetti wanted him out of the way. With the retrieval of the bar
and removing the car it would not be so easy. Kuri said he could
count on her.
that moment Borgetti was in the warehouse drinking tequila directly
from the bottle in front of his captive. He ripped open Julio's pant
leg and poured some on the bullet wound.
suggested that Bernal take the card out of his cell phone just in
case. He told her to go home to her son.
hates me, Patricio,” she said.
all hate our mothers.... at least during adolescence.”
thanked her, saying she was more than a colleague. She was also a
friend. He kissed her hands and they briefly hugged.
are luckier than the woman I killed tonight,” Borgetti said. “It
wife? My mother?” Julio tried to conceal his anxiety.
least it matters to you if I had killed your wife. Don't tell me to
tell you whom I kill.”
mother, my child –”
me. Tell me who you killed.”
took a large sip of the tequila.
stuff is good. Her name was Ema. She was a friend of Elena Lopez.
You know Elena's mother.” He watched Julio's face. “Yes, you
know her. She was the woman in Ciudad Real who took care of you when
you couldn't remember anything. Was that how you met Elena? Answer
That's how it was.”
well did you know her? Your reaction says you knew her to the core.”
allowed Julio some tequila.
At the least she was your lover.” He laughed. “Well, well,
well, we finally get to it. Elena is dead.”
do you want?” [???]
allowed him another sip.
we're going to do is to save your life.” He chuckled to himself as
texted the others to meet her in the park. She sent the message and
then received one from Bernal.
is well; I'll tell you the details later. Sleep well. Kisses.
went home and put on his stereo headphones. As he listened to the
Summer conerto of Vivaldi's Four Seasons he replayed the
details of the murder he had just committed. He conducted the music
at the same time.
and Rico delivered their report the following morning. Two women
known to have been involved in prostitution and drugs were at the
house in question but nothing unusual had happened. They didn't find
the relevant weapon. Kuri raised the subject of the other murder
case, but Borgetti said he wanted Rico on that. He told Rico to
start checking cell phone records. Ramirez said they should be
checking the bordello that the women had worked in, especially the
clients from recent weeks. Borgetti paused for a moment and agreed.
went to the commissioner's office and was told he was out of the
country for three or four days. He left his cell number with the
secretary and requested a return call.
tried to get Borgetti to release her from paper pushing but he
wouldn't, even without an immediate replacement for Bernal. Tania
and her son's former girlfriend arrived and Kuri talked to them.
Borgetti recognized Señora Zaldiviar and paused. The two women
wanted to talk to Rico but they were willing to talk to Kuri when she
told them that Rico was not immediately available.
Zamora called Señora Zaldiviar and told her it wasn't Zacarias who
put the bomb in the yacht.”
insisted they come into his office.
called Señora Lopez and confirmed that her daughter didn't know the
murder victim. However, Commandante Ogarte had visited and certainly
passed the information to Borgetti. He thanked her and said he would
call her back.
three widows met in the park. Jackie and Katia asked about Eddy and
she said all was going well. Neither Diego nor Isabella was asking
about Julio, which had made her feel suffocated. She felt good with
Eddy; she was taking it slow. Jackie told the others about the
murder and that Bernal was being set up as the perpetrator.
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