Christopher and Ronald were listening carefully.
“These are the spots in your houses, where the cameras will be fixed. In the bedroom, there will be three cameras and in the rest of the house, there will be three more cameras fixed at different places. These cameras will be connected to a circuit TV where our surveillance team will be continuously monitoring the activities in your houses” Sam was outlining.
Christopher, under his breath, murmured in Ronald’s ear, “Do you think it’s going to work?”
Ronald looked at Christopher and without responding to him asked Sam,
“What if the killer stays away from the cameras?”
“Gentlemen, we've installed moving cameras therefore your whole house will be under the cameras view. Let me assure you that this is the most effective trap we have arranged for the killer. The killer cannot escape if he tries to intrude. Literally, our technical staff have taken all of the necessary steps to design this surveillance arrangement.” Sam tried to clear their doubt.
“What you are going to do with the killer after you catch him?” Christopher asked.
“ He will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law” Sam assured them.
“What if they escape?” Christopher then asked.
“Like the people who killed that innocent woman, Nancy?” One of the officers sitting in the audience said, smiling ludicrously.
Christopher and Ronald threw piercing looks at the officer.
“ So, in your eyes, we are already guilty” Ronald said furiously to the officer.
“ Despite the fact that we haven’t been found guilty in a court of law” Christopher warned him.
“Mr. Parker, easy! Let’s not beat around the bush. Right now, the issue is how to protect you. Whether you are guilty or not isn't the issue” Sam tried to calm them.
“ You just concentrate on our security right now. Everything else will be taken care of later on” Christopher said in a commanding voice, staring particularly at the police officer who tried to provoke them.
In fact, the police officer was actually included in the team to protect Christopher and Ronald. He hadn’t liked it. Sam also gestured the police officer to calm down. Yet, he was so irritated that he left the hall. As he left, the atmosphere in the hall calmed down, for the time being. Sam continued to further explain his scheme.
Christopher and Ronald were still doubtful about the police; whether they were capable of protecting them or not. However, at this moment in time, they didn’t have any other alternative other than to rely on them.