Everyone gathers in the Major’s den and plots their next steps, in the evening.
Hughes recalls hearing that several of the missing or deceased persons in the Egyptian Murders case disappeared on or around a new moon. The next New Moon is this Saturday, Feb. 21st.
The Major and Young agree to surveil Gavigan over the next few days.
Schmidt makes the connection between Khat, one of the drugs that al-Sayed supplies, and and the green resin found on several of the Bloody Tongue cultists in NYC.
The group refreshes their information on The Egyptian Murders: a string of 26 unsolved murders and disappearances over the last 3 years. Most recently the man found floating in the Thames just over 3 weeks ago.
Dr. Schmidt. Henry Brinded, and Stephen Hughes visit The Blue Pyramid, hoping to gain information on Abdul Nawisha, the owner, and his possible connection to the Egyptian murders, as several of the known deceased were said to have frequented his club.
Hughes persuades one of the waitresses into sitting with them and witnessing his mind-reading powers. With his keen mentalist abilities, he is able to tell that she is worried about something, or more likely someone, close to her.
One of the dancers sees the group asking questions, and slips them a note saying to meet later.
While waiting, Hughes phones the Major but gets no answer, and near midnight, a few blocks from The Blue Pyramid, the dancer, named Yalesha, talks to the group. She is worried about her missing boyfriend, and knows that, about once a month or so, a truckload of people is loaded up from The Blue Pyramid and heads out of the city. She is convinced that this is connected to the murders, and claims that several of the victims were seen getting into that truck. Yalesha gets the Major’s phone number to contact the group. Everyone heads back to the Major’s.
In the morning, there is still no sign of the Major, Young, or Harkov.
Hughes, Schmidt, and Brinded find no sign of the others outside the Penhew Foundation.
Neither have they checked in at The Scoop, though Mahoney puts the others in touch with Seamus and Conor, his nephews. They are hired as muscle for £5/day for the pair, and their cars, which are kept ready at the Major’s.
Mahoney tells you that he’s learned Gavigan recently, in the last few years, acquired a country estate in the moors of Essex called Misr House. Schmidt learns that “Misr” is Arabic for “Egypt.”
The group avails themselves of the Major’s gun case, expecting trouble, and hunker down to wait for either the Major’s return or a phone call from Yalesha.