I put my hand on the door and peered in. There was a bag inside. But not just any bag. It was one of those old-timey medical bags you see in black-and-white movies from back in the day when doctors made house calls. Maybe the Russian wasn't so dumb after all. Doctor bags are usually crammed with gauze and tape and about twelve hundred cotton balls. I opened it carefully and looked inside. My first thought was "Holy shit". My second thought was "This is a bag worth dying for".
They kidnapped Katherine!
"I have a new respect for you comrade," Zelvas said. "Whatever happened to Nathaniel's daughter?" "Natalia?" Chukov said. "She's fine." Zelvas's admiration turned to shock. "Natalia is Nathaniel's daughter?" Chukov realized he had just given away the family secret he had sworn to take to his grave. Nathaniel's mistress is his daughter.
I nodded. "Walter Zelvas-- the guy who got killed at Grand Central-- was a professional killer," I said. "He worked for the Russian mob. Among other things, they run a diamond smuggling operation, and Zelvas was taking off with a bag of diamonds that he stole from them. They found out, and they hired another hit man to kill him. Zelvas didn't die from a bomb blast. He was professionally terminated." Katherine put a hand up to her mouth. "You're...you're telling me the truth, aren't you? "Yes, I swear." "But how do you know? How did you find out?" "I'm the person... they hired to kill Zelvas."
"Take him down," I said. "Now." "I don't have a shot," Ty yelled. "He grabbed her!'Zach jumped in. I'm going after him. Cover me. Oh shit--he has her, Matthew. He took Katherine in his car. She's gone."
"Send Katherine over here," I said. "I'll put the diamonds down and we'll do this quickly." "Nyet. She's not going anywhere till I see them," Chukov said. " Start walking towards me. Nice and easy. I have three guns trained on you and three guns trained on her."
Zach heard the crying before he reached the platform. It was Katherine. She had her face buried in Ty's shoulder and was crying uncontrollably. "Ty, am I glad you found Katherine," Matt would kick my ass if anything happened to her. Let's round everybody up and get the hell out of here." "Zach..." Ty hesitated. "What?" Zach snapped back. "What's going on?" "Matt's dead," Katherine said.