From the author: Brigitte and Hēi Māo make a deal with the devil... his father.
Their lawyer, Madame Chien was able to put off Pierre Parenteau another four days. Which meant Brigitte was still quite sore, but not so exhausted, and Hēi Māo had shoes that fit by that time. They met at the law office, because Hēi Māo had advised against letting his father pick the location. The man apparently had a knack for using anything he could find against those who opposed him. The conference room held an air of importance, reinforced by high-backed leather chairs, a shiny oval...