Jack was grateful when his plane taxied down the runway and took off for New York. Time to get back, he said to himself. Time to get back.
Thorn Darlington was on his mind. Jack had found out right before he got on the plane that Darlington was headed to New York too and would be staying with relatives in Gramercy Park. Too close for comfort, he thought. He had called Regan one more time and told her.
Jack accepted a drink from the flight attendant and sat back. He tapped his fingers on the tray table, reached down into his bag, and pulled out a notebook and pen. He wanted to make a list of things that he had to get done.
But it was hard to concentrate. Every instinct he had told him that there was more trouble ahead at the Settlers’ Club.
Silently, Jack prayed for the plane to go faster.