"Yes. Detective George here."
"Sir, I am John. A murder has been committed. Please come soon."
"Near Times Square, in a tram sir."
"Okay I am coming."
As this call came on a working day, Alex wasn't able to join George as he had to attend his college. So, George alone went to the crime scene. But he was confused that why John called him, instead of calling the cops.
After reaching the crime scene, George already saw cops examining the scene. His old friend Sean from the department recognized him.
"Hey George, how are you doing?"
"Very well my friend. By the way, a man named John called me to report here. Do you know where he is?"
"Oh, yes. He didn't know you were out of the team. But I will request the Manager to include you in the case. It would be a great help."
"Oh okay. If you wish, then I have no problem like always."
Sean had a laugh. He was very happy to work with George once again. When the manager heard about this, he was excited and agreed on that moment.
"Okay then. Who has been murdered?" asked George eagerly.
"According to the identification we got from his wallet, he is a man named 'Michael Gordon' from Boston. He has been killed by a gun at around 11 AM." replied Sean.
"Why did a man from Boston come here and gets murdered on a tram?"
"That, no one knows."
"Oh but God knows it" George said it with a smile. He can never forget his humorous accent.
"Here's John. He said that the murder happened before his eyes" said Sean, by introducing him to George.
"Oh then, did you see the killer?" asked George.
"No. He was sitting beside me and then from nowhere, a bullet came, and hit his head." replied John.
"Okay. Where was the tram passing by, when the bullet hit him?" asked George.
"It was passing through that road. When I started to yell, the driver parked it over here."
"Okay, take us to that place." said George.
John took them both to that place. When they reached there, George noticed that a hotel - Lotus Hotel was on that same road. George said, "Maybe I have found from where the bullet has been fired. Thank you John. You can go now."
John leaves. George takes Sean to the hotel's reception. He asks the receptionist, "Mam, we are from the police department. Can you tell us that anyone has checked out in the last hour?"
"Yes sir. That man was very strange. He checked in two hours ago and checked out last hour……… ah at 11:18 PM according to the records."
"Can you give us his information, his address, or phone number?" asked Sean.
"Oh no need of that. We just want to check the camera footages and see how he looked like." said George.
"Why there is no need of information about him George?" interrogated Sean.
"Because for an assassin, who just has one work to do will always give wrong information. He is also not the boss of this killing. The boss is yet to get found."
After checking the footages, Sean informs George, "Hey, got something."
"About our assassin. He is already a criminal, arrested for an attempt to murder before. He is Marko, a guy again from Boston. We must check out from Boston also. But you don't worry. The manager has already said that he will do that job."
"One more thing. Whoever is doing this, must be a rich man as Marko takes huge amount of money for one job."
"Then the boss must have withdrawn a lot of money from his a bank account."
"That is why I already sent a team to Marko's place in Boston and to Boston's banks to get the money's information."
"Good job Sean. I remember when I was a part of this team you always said you wanted to improve a lot. Now you are too good."
"Thank you George. Oh wait……… a message from Manager. It says - Marko has received 25 grand in his account, which has been identified when he checked it. But the account's details from which he received money has already been deactivated by the user."
"Have you checked last call details of Marko? Has he got any call at the time of murder?" George asked.
"Let me check on it."
After a couple of minutes on the phone, Sean returns.
"Hey George you were right. A missed call was given. And you know what? The phone call was from the tram."
"Okay, I think I have cracked the case. Let me talk to your manager for a minute."
George talks to the manager and returns. "Sean, I have cracked the case. Take your car and come with me."
Sean gives a confusing look. He takes the car and returns. George jumps in and they both leave the place.
After reaching their destination, for which George gave instructions to Sean, Sean asks George, "Oh where are we?"
"Outside our boss's residence."
Sean and George go in. George sees John and tells Sean to arrest him.
"You don't know what you are doing. Why are you arresting me?" asked John.
"See. First you are the hirer of Marko and told him to kill Michal Gordon. I got information on you. You went on the same tram on which Michael got in. But Michael never saw you and you weren't even sitting with him. When the tram came near the Lotus Hotel, you gave a missed call to Marko, and he got ready with the sniper. He finished Gordon and you both made a clean escape. I came to know this, when the banker identified the sketch of yours where you deposited the money."
"But why will I kill Michael?"
"When I gave the sketch of yours to the Manager of the police department, he identified you as an old drug supplier. In the coat of Michael, I found some traces of drugs in his pocket. You took it and escaped the place. Michael was coming to us, as when we tracked his phone, we got a route that pointed towards police department. He got information on you and he was coming to us but you finished him on his route itself."
John was speechless. He was just shocked. Sean took him out.
"George, as always, solved it on his way."
"Well, it was a pleasure to work with the department. Okay, I have to leave now."
"Okay, let's meet sometime. Bye for now."
George leaves. It was evening and Alex called him to know about the case. George went to his office, where Alex was already waiting.
"Hello sir. Is the case solved?"
"Oh I thought I would be a part of it. Okay no problem sir, can you tell me about it?"
George started to say him about the case. It was just like another day for George in solving cases. He also receives a message from Sean saying that Marco has also been arrested.