He sold top business minds on a TV show that promised to save the world – and make them famous. They handed over thousands. Then reality set in. He was betrayed by one of their own and left – to fight the battle of his life.
It begins with a knock on the door that no one answered. The knocker was followed by footsteps, and soon the door was thrown open. There stood a handsome, dark-haired man who immediately shot him a look of utter contempt.
“Hey, buddy! I’m from the IRS,” he said, and then walked to the wall that had to be the only way to get to Joe, the man he thought he could trust. “Now I’m breaking in. Don’t shoot, pal.”
Joe, still thinking he was being called to the door of his own home, let the man walk into his hallway without question. By now everything had come together.
Joe knew exactly what he was doing. Just before he knocked on the door, he had opened his eyes, and was fully aware that he had a gun in his jacket pocket.
He sat up straight in his seat, and then thought for a second. He remembered that the last time he was out of town was a few seasons ago, and he hadn’t missed a pay day since. That man had to be the one who had sent Joe that knock on the door.
But why would he try to rob Joe if he was so close to catching him?
As he thought, he took a quick glance at the man, who was staring at him with what seemed like a little too much interest. And then the man had opened the door and walked in.
“Well, I’ll be! I didn’t know you were into boxing. Man, are you on a power trip? I’m not a guy who lets my guard down.”
Joe stared in shock, thinking he was seeing some weird movie version of the man who had sent him the knock on the door.
“I’m not. I actually just moved to Phoenix. We used to go out a lot when I went to school, even though I wasn’t dating her,” he said, pointing