The Eight Sentences:
She touched a remote switch and heavy drapes concealed the windows and muted the sound of the thunderstorm, “I’m going to the States for a meeting with Julian Thibaut.”
“You’ve spent a noteworthy amount of time with him since Brian’s death.”
She ignored the suggestion and took the conversation in another direction, “You mean, since Brian’s murder.”
“The world thinks he had a heart attack,” answered Byrd.
“We know different -- and I know who pulled the trigger and who put up the money.”
Byrd was staggered by the revelation. He hesitated for a moment, looked at the floor, took a deep breath and changed the subject, “Do you think Thibaut will have an interest in a sizeable portion of our stock?”
Star made eye contact, smiled, and replied, “Probably, but before I find out, I’m having an old friend for dinner.”
Star Braun plans a trip to the States. It's just the tip of the ice berg and the first in a series of dominoes about to fall. She's discussing it with a business associate and friend.
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