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The Tong

By D. E. Harrison



Copyright 2013 by D. E. Harrison



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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Trip and the First Meeting

Chapter 2 The Second Meeting and Fleeing for Safety

Chapter 3 The Murder Scene

Chapter 4 The Chewing Starts

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Chapter 1 The Trip and the First Meeting

A multi-million-dollar Penthouse in Seattle has a three-sided view of Mt. Rainer, the Puget Sound, and the Space Needle from the same spot in the room. Only a turn of the head is needed for the view.

In the room sits a 20-foot solid walnut desk. The desk sits on a blood red silk rug. The rug is from main land China. They never allow such a master piece to leave their country, but she has it on her floor. The rug has a story of its own. The woman known only as the ‘Madam’ is sitting behind the desk. She is called Madam out of respect, boss would never do. Besides, no one knows her name.

The Madam behind the desk is a dark-haired beauty some place between twenty-five and forty-five years old. Some have described her as statuesque, charming, stately, debonair, classic, deadly, cold, and calculating but never in her presence.





The Madam is at her 20-foot walnut desk taking a phone call. The phone is an old black Bakelite and one of several lines. from her private telecommunications system and satellite. Few have her private number on her desk.

“Yes, very well. I will come,” click.

She pushes a button, “I will need the airplane in one hour. My-Ling will accompany me. Thank you. Please clear my calendar for the next five days,” she finishes the paper on her desk and files it.



She packs nothing, and in an hour, walks to her private elevator, which is waiting for her. My-Ling has gone ahead and will meet her in the private garage in her limousine. In the garage, she is helped into the 12-passenger limousine, by her driver, and they leave.



They drive to the private hanger where she leaves the limousine. The airplane is always fully stocked and ready for flight.

The airplane door opens, and she is greeted by one of the pilots, “Madam, we are ready to taxi as soon as you are in your seat.”

My-Ling followers her up the steps, no baggage was placed in the plane from the limousine. The plane leaves the hanger and is airborne in two minutes. My-Ling has provided the crew with the flight plan and to the chefs the menus for the next five days. Only the chefs needed to move certain foods to the plane. My-Ling also had special clothing on the plane from the storage at the hanger.

The Madam is in constant communication will all her staff and the ongoing ventures any place in the world with her satellites.







A heavily modified private Boeing 757 airliner leaves Seattle for Asia.

The 757 has three sets of crews on long trips. They are on call 24-hours a day. In the air, they are on six hours, off six hours, and rotate the off twelve hours shift when on long trips. The co-pilots serve as the pilots when they swap jobs. There are four standard crew members not counting her three private assistants. There is a main cabin which houses a formal dining area, a king size bed and bath for the Madam on her flight. All others have private quarters which may be doubled up on extra-long flights.

The flight crew bunk two to a cabin, the pilot and co-pilot teams have their own cabin they share. They all share a common dining area and there are separate baths for each cabin. The Chef on the airplane has her own cabin near the kitchen with one helper who is a full time Chef in the Penthouse unless they fly.





There is a private gym on board the airplane for use by anyone scheduling it. When in her private multi-million-dollar Penthouse, her physical workout partners are 7 sets of 2 men each. If things are not going her way, they will need the 7 days to recover from her beating. She has been trained by the Nemeses, the only female to do so.



A million American dollars is considered petty cash and tracked as such. Her Penthouse suite over looks most of Seattle. Each of her three private staff has their own floor for their private use in the Penthouse.

Few people know who she is, and the smart ones do not want to know. Seldom does she visit any of her ventures. If she does, someone may pay dearly for it. Her organization may have only her office staff, and at other times, it may number in the hundreds, even a thousand.





Her three assistants, she is seldom without. The three assistants each have a smaller bed room on the airplane with their own bath.




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