"The Collectors" By David Baldacci Essay

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After attending a meeting the day before at the United States capital Roger Seagraves went to his office in Virginia to plan away to kill a person not for the government this time but for himself. It was 3 days after the meeting in the capital he put on a blue jumpsuit to look like a repairman and drove after dark to a part of D.C. with expensive mansions and clubhouses. There was an old run down bu8ilding across the street from an exclusive clubhouse. He parked his car across the street. He took out his toolbox, went into the building and pup the stairs. He opened the window and put his rifle and set his rifle on the windowsile. A car appreared and a man and a bodyguard came out of the car, and went into the building. When the time was right he took aim, fired a shot, and killed Robert Bradley, the man in the clubhouse. He then swiftly changed his clothes into a cop uniform, ran down the stairs, and pretended to chase a car that just raced by. Then jumped into a another car that was waiting on the side of the road. Appeared to be a patrol car, that he had set up, then raced after the car, pretended to get away. He then jumped into another waiting car with a dog changed his clothes into a jogging suit and then pretended to walk the dog. He now looked like a jogger walking his dog.Seagraves met Trent who delivered a briefing book to him and told Trent that they had terrorists for enemies and they had to be destroyed.Johnathon DeHaven lived in a mansion in a very wealthy area of D.C. The mansion was given to him by his parents at their death. DeHaven would take the bus to a little restaurant and have tea and walk to the Library of Congress in the Jefferson Building. He would go the 2nd floor to the Rare Books Room. This would be his duty every day. Because he was married to a young woman who his mother disliked very much, she would have him get an annulment of which he never forgave her. He went thru all security with no problem because he had a pass. Very rare books were kept in this room at 60 degrees and 68 degrees humidity to make sure the books would not be damaged. After visiting all the rooms on the first floor, DeHaven went upstairs where medical books were kept and children's books were kept. It was during this visit that he fell into a chair and began convulsing. It was a painful death.There was a fellow named Caleb Shaw who worked at the Library of Congress in the Rare Book Room who would help scholars in their research. Caleb knew DeHaven was in the building because the door was open and it was his regular routine to come into the rare books room every day but he couldn't locate him that day. Caleb decided to go upstairs to grab a sweater because the building was cold. He found DeHaven dead on the floor and he then passed out himself.Oliver Stone, known as John Car, was a maintenance man for a small cemetery at Lafayette Park where he lived on the premises. Being a good friend of Caleb and both members of a Camel Club who wanted to keep...

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