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Nirgendwo etwas über Geld. Er ging zum Schreibtisch und setzte sich auf Hoffmanns antiken Kapitänsstuhl. Ab und zu, wenn die schimmernden Zahlenkolonnen sich änderten, lief eine leichte Wellenbewegung über den großen Bildschirm: 1,06, -78, -4,03 %, -$0,95. Die Zahlen waren ihm ein Rätsel, er konnte sie genauso wenig entschlüsseln wie die Inschrift auf dem Stein von Rosette. Wenn er den Schlüssel fände, dachte er, dann könnte er vielleicht genauso reich werden wie dieser Kerl. Die Geldanlagen, die er sich vor ein paar Jahren von einem pickeligen »Finanzberater« für seinen eigenen komfortablen Ruhestand hatte aufschwatzen lassen, waren jetzt nur noch die Hälfte dessen wert, was er dafür bezahlt hatte.

Nein. Ich kann mich nicht erinnern. Tut mir leid. Ehrlich gesagt, hatte ich in letzter Zeit das komische Gefühl, dass man mich beobachtet. « �Das hast du nie erwähnt«, sagte Gabrielle überrascht. �Ich wollte dich nicht beunruhigen. « �Vielleicht hat er das Haus schon eine Zeit lang beobachtet«, sagte Leclerc. »Oder er ist Ihnen gefolgt. Sie könnten ihn irgendwo auf der Straße gesehen haben, ohne dass es Ihnen bewusst war. Keine Angst, das fällt Ihnen schon wieder ein. « Hoffmann warf Gabrielle einen Blick zu.

Nein, nicht dass ich wüsste. « Dennoch ging Hoffmann im Stillen seine Kundenliste nach jemand durch, der vielleicht doch in den Einbruch verwickelt sein könnte. Nein, das war unvorstellbar. « �Den Tag über sind unsere Leute sowieso noch hier, und heute Nacht behalten wir das Grundstück im Auge. Vielleicht postieren wir draußen auf der Straße einen Wagen. « Hoffmann verzog das Gesicht. « �Unglücklicherweise wird ein Haus wie dieses immer ungebetene Aufmerksamkeit auf sich ziehen. « Leclerc schaute sich wieder im Zimmer um.

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