The Wife Disposal Service by Jason Black
SYNOPSIS: Detective Inspector Don Hanson is investigating the mysterious deaths of several married women, all secretly planning to divorce. He soon finds himself hopelessly out of his depth tracking a secret organisation that knows his plans before he does.
Who is the mysterious Deborah who spends her time recruiting hackers and weapons experts. And how is she able to vanish without a trace whenever the police get near.
What happened to Greg, a computer hacker who disappeared in very odd circumstances. What happened to Dillan, an ex SAS trooper, who got pulled from a bar-fight and vanishes. DI Hanson's boss; DCI Alison Coulson puts all this together and comes up with an amazing new opportunity.
All characters and their opinions are figments of the author's weird (and possibly illegal) imagination. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is entirely coincidental.
Endgame The police finally catch-up with TWDS but things aren't quite what they seem.
Closing In The police finally figure out how they can catch TWDS.
- Death Drone A rich man decides his wife is spending too much and hires TWDS to dispose of her before he runs out of cash.
- Hostage Black-hat Claire gets taken hostage in a hold-up. The guys have to get her out before the police realise who she is and question her.
- Workshop Deborah gets to meet the black-hats who make the technology used by TWDS.
- Meanwhile ... The police begin to understand what TWDS is and how they operate.
- A Quick Job A quick job for gangster boss who isn't what he seems.
- Evacuation Heike and the black-hats are forced to leave by helicopter. Anton and the field-ops try out some amazing tech in their van.
- Protocol 2 Deborah realises she being tailed by the police and has to take drastic measures.
- Catch-up DCI Coulson isn't pleased with DI Hanson's lack of progress.
- April 11 - Floating Ideas How to kill June (Target 45). Client 45 turns out to be a peodo, so they turn it around and kill him instead.
- February 10 - "Dildo" An ex SAS trouper gets recruited by Debz and gets to meet the gang ... and Claire !
- January 9 - The Sting DI Hanson sets up a sting and DS Paul Cooper pretends to use TWDS to un-wife.
- December 8 - Hard day at the office Heike & Keith go on an operation and Heike gets injured.
- November 7 - Expansion More hackers and hit-men are needed so they go recruiting. Hacker Greg meets 'Sarah' and gets the job-offer of a lifetime.
- October 10 - Chicken Jack decides to disappear his wife but later breaks down and gets arrested creating a very big problem for TWDS.
- September 4 - Target 31 James learns Sarah (his wife) is planning to divorce and gets TWDS to dispose of her. DI Hanson realises he is out of his depth.
- September 2 - Shopfront James get suspicious of his wife Sarah & finds TWDS on TOR hidden service.
- August 21 - First Test Run We learn some of the hacking techniques used. The two men review the second hit and realise they need improvements.
- August 5 - Dry Run Two men review the first hit and discuss ways to move large sums of money (inc gold) and to predict divorce using spyware.
- July 30 - The Problem Two men discus murder to solve a very expensive problem by hacking car computer systems.