Monsieur Melville describes Colin Morris as a “Superb man.”
“He told me you were also very good,” says Melville, talking to Ed.
“Colin Morris?” asks Diana.
“The Englishman?” asks Ed.
“Yes,” says Melville, “The Englishman.”
“He worked for you?” asks Ed.
“Colin was – – my employee, yes,” says Melville.
“And what was your name, sir?” asks Ed.
“When I give you the stones, you will let us go?” asks Diana.
“I hardly think so,” says Melville, “I’ll need you to appease Shahin. She’ll want blood – – yours will do.”
Ed and Diana look at each other as the limo pulls up across the street from Bud’s beach house. Police cars surround the entrance.
Melville lowers a window on the limo to study the scene.
“If you’re not gonna let us go, then why should I help you?” asks Diana.
“You’re fond of Ed, yes?” replies Melville.
Diana sags in her seat, then opens the car door.