"Adam, I found a local name. Jake Morrison. Brad says he's a developer. He handed over quite a bit of cash."
"Good, now can you search the land records, the most recent ones first, to find out what he owns and if there's any relationship to anyone else's on our list."
"I'm going to investigate that missing Culver-Beauchamp connection. Brad can do the land stuff if you want."
"I need the help on this land deal. The Culver-Beauchamp connection can wait," Adam said.
"You have Brad," Anne said. "I'm not interested in routine police work. I'm only interested in genealogy."
"You could do it faster, and I need the answers."
"Don't push, Adam. I'm helping you, remember, not working for you."
"If you want to help, then help. Following the money trail will give us more answers than finding out who married who."
"If you don't want my help with the genealogy, then perhaps I should go home and forget it. Brad is more competent than I am to review land records. Or hire a real estate agent instead."
They stared at each other, appalled at the turn the conversation had taken.
Adam spoke first, relieving the tense silence, "I have no claim on your time. If you want to stop helping the investigation, say so."
"No, I want to continue, but let me follow my leads. I don't take instruction well. Also, I'm only interested in the part of this that relates to genealogy. "
"This Jake Morrison seems like a hot one."
"True, for a policeman, not a genealogist."
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