The Gold Lighter
By Robert G. Moons
Copyright 2013 Robert G. Moons
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It was the middle of the night as the black Lincoln came from the highway and onto the off ramp. The car curved onto a service road that ran parallel to the eight-lane highway, heading farther away from the city, and deeper into the country.
“Nasir, you are going too slow,” Aasim barked the observation from the back seat.
The driver knew this was an order to go faster. “I'm going the speed limit. If I go faster maybe we'll get stopped.” There was tension and nervousness behind the reply.
“OK... yes, you're right. It's unlikely, but the last thing we need is the police. I just want to get this done and be home as soon as possible.