JJ loved her position as concierge at the new hotel in Chicago, until her biological father shows up. He demands that she move to New York to rejoin the family and his business. JJ had tried to find her birth mother long ago, but found she was dead in what was an unsolved murder. She also did research on her father and he wasn’t the kind of person she wanted to be connected with. Her father had left one of his employees, Marco, there to make sure JJ does as she was told and is expected to comply, uprooting her life to move. JJ wasn’t sure she liked the idea of a shadow, but he was better than her father. Deciding not to obey on joining “the family”, she was going disappear instead. To do so, she would need help. JJ had trusted Michaella once before, so gave her a call.
Spook was always ready to help his friends, when Michaella, who was engaged to his best friend, said she would do what she could to help her friend, saying no wasn’t an option. He, too, would do whatever he could, to make sure Thumper had his support. When they find out why her friend had called Michaella, they would have to work as fast as possible. He was really surprised to find out Michaella’s friend was JJ, the sister of an old high school friend. He had nearly forgot about the girl he spent part of a Christmas break getting to know. What he wasn’t expecting, though, was the animosity she carried toward him. Still, she needed his help to elude her father, and he wanted get to the bottom of her reluctance to be friends with him again.