McKinley was the best in the business.
Preparation, patience and knowing all that there was to know about the target’s routine were the secrets to his success.
That’s why he was already in position hours before anyone else arrived, all set up and the sighting scope zeroed in to where the target was guaranteed to be at 06:17AM exactly, just as he always had been for the past three weeks that McKinley had had him under surveillance.
The advance guards arrived, quickly and efficiently checked the area and took up their positions by 05:48AM, keeping continual watch all around the immediate area, but McKinley was well clear of them and well concealed.
Finally at 06:17AM, as expected, the Big Guy himself arrived.
Using the scope, McKinley tracked him to the usual spot, waited until the target was in perfect position, made one final minor adjustment for range and slowly squeezed the trigger until it clicked.
Only one shot was needed, the target would have had no idea what had just happened, his fate was finally sealed.
It took only seconds to gather everything up and quietly leave before the guards sensed anything may be amiss.
Three hours later in a New York Office, McKinley showed his clients the proof they’d asked for.
A large high resolution full colour photograph clearly showing the powerful North American East Coast Mafia’s No. 1 Hitman, sitting by himself in his open air Jacuzzi, wearing huge Mickey Mouse ears and playing with a large, bright yellow rubber duck.
Thanks to Ace Photographer McKinley’s invention of a high powered zoom lens camera fitted onto, and linked with, the trigger mechanism and stock of a rifle, the FBI finally had the leverage they needed to make Marco The Merciless co-operate and help them bust the East Coast Mafia operation wide open.
This story is copyright protected Ⓒ 2014 to Chris Graham
aka The Story Reading Ape
Any resemblance to actual living (or deceased) people is purely coincidental
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