An excerpt from Chapter Two

“What’s happened? I thought we had till the end of the week,” Robert says.

“Robert,” Peter starts, “The newspaper got wind of the find. Now the Ag Department wants a voice added to the mix. And, our buddies told the media they knew nothing about it until a local reporter stumbled upon it. That damn Reno Daily Bit! The Ag lawyer read about it and called me first thing. They’re gathering signatures for a class-action lawsuit against us.”

“What? Okay, I got it, Peter. They don’t have a thing against us that would stand up in court. Calm down. I’ll take care of it. But, please, don’t get us into any more of these contracts.”

“You know how they spin the news . . . Damn reporters. I must go. The car is waiting for me. Call when you finish this deal.”