Chapter 15: The Unveiling
The weeks at Adler & Benson stretched on, each day bringing a heavier sense of unease. The accusation against Daniel and the disappearance of critical evidence continued to cast a long shadow over our once-harmonious workspace. The firm was divided, trust eroded, and our collective morale had plummeted to its lowest point.
One dreary morning, I sat in my office, going over documents related to the case, feeling the weight of the situation pressing down on me. A knock on my door interrupted my thoughts, and I looked up to see Mia, her face marked by deep concern.
“Sarah, we need to talk,” she said, her voice trembling with urgency.
I motioned for her to take a seat, my curiosity mixed with a sense of foreboding. “What’s going on, Mia?”
Leaning in closer, she spoke in hushed tones, her eyes darting nervously around the room as if fearing eavesdroppers. “I’ve been doing some digging, Sarah. I believe I’ve stumbled upon something that could not only clear Daniel’s name but also reveal the identity of the traitor in our midst.”
My heart raced at her words. “Tell me everything.”
Mia began to unveil her findings, sharing a web of clandestine meetings, suspicious behavior, and unexplained disappearances within the firm. Her revelations wove a tapestry of intrigue and deceit, and with each detail, a clearer picture emerged. The traitor within our ranks was no longer a faceless enemy but a puzzle waiting to be solved.