The Peerless Man With a Thousand Gifts
img img The Peerless Man With a Thousand Gifts img Chapter 9 Plan Foiled
Chapter 18 Behind His Back img
Chapter 19 Answers img
Chapter 20 Let Me In img
Chapter 21 Class Upgraded img
Chapter 22 The Concert img
Chapter 23 Back Home img
Chapter 24 Another Conspiracy img
Chapter 25 Instant Retribution 1 img
Chapter 26 Instant Retribution 2 img
Chapter 27 A Friend In Need img
Chapter 28 The Reunion img
Chapter 29 Mayfair Lagoon img
Chapter 30 The Favor img
Chapter 31 The Billionaire Goddess img
Chapter 32 Private Talk img
Chapter 33 The Decent Proposal img
Chapter 34 The Indecent Proposal img
Chapter 35 Gangsters img
Chapter 36 Exploitation img
Chapter 37 Consolation and Credit img
Chapter 38 Dark History img
Chapter 39 Treachery Begins At Home img
Chapter 40 How Dare You! img
Chapter 41 Victor's Wrath img
Chapter 42 Pimps-in-law img
Chapter 43 An Empire Has Fallen img
Chapter 44 Divorce Proceedings img
Chapter 45 It's Not A Date img
Chapter 46 Return of the Blackwells img
Chapter 47 Return of the Blackwells 2 img
Chapter 48 New Guests img
Chapter 49 Fierce Confrontation img
Chapter 50 Donnie Knows No Fear img
Chapter 51 A Fight To The Death img
Chapter 52 Bow Down To Caesar img
Chapter 53 Returning The Favor img
Chapter 54 The Elite Gathering img
Chapter 55 Identity Revealed img
Chapter 56 The Triumvirate img
Chapter 57 Queen of Flowers img
Chapter 58 Confrontation With The Ex img
Chapter 59 You Have Changed img
Chapter 60 Prince Damien img
Chapter 61 The Scandal img
Chapter 62 Tristar's Launch img
Chapter 63 Haley's Arrival img
Chapter 64 The Twin Sisters img
Chapter 65 The Next Big Star img
Chapter 66 Feelings img
Chapter 67 Who's Kyle img
Chapter 68 Dave's Story img
Chapter 69 The Models Agency img
Chapter 70 Shannon Junior img
Chapter 71 Death Wish img
Chapter 72 The Best Day Of Her Life img
Chapter 73 The Worst Day Of Her Life img
Chapter 74 Stranger In The Looking Glass img
Chapter 75 Gerald's Worst Nightmare img
Chapter 76 Lobo The Brute img
Chapter 77 Reversal Of Fortune img
Chapter 78 The Blackwell Prince img
Chapter 79 Who Is The Mysterious Man img
Chapter 80 Sparkling Soy img
Chapter 81 Threesome img
Chapter 82 Is She A Villainess img
Chapter 83 Charming Man img
Chapter 84 The Bolton Arrival img
Chapter 85 Regal Rock img
Chapter 86 The Four Star General img
Chapter 87 Waiting For Caesar img
Chapter 88 Project Swallowtail img
Chapter 89 Blackmail img
Chapter 90 Whirlwind of Death img
Chapter 91 Blame Game img
Chapter 92 Damsel In Distress img
Chapter 93 Blackwell Brat img
Chapter 94 Carnage img
Chapter 95 Alexander Blackwell img
Chapter 96 The Masquerade img
Chapter 97 A Mountain of Gifts img
Chapter 98 A Mountain of Gifts 2 img
Chapter 99 Real or Fake img
Chapter 100 The Macintosh Plan img
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Chapter 9 Plan Foiled

When James Colbert reached the operation ward, he found Edgar’s surgery had already begun. He made sure Victor and Carol did not see him.

James waited at the ICU corridor’s reception patiently. He flirted with the cute receptionist to pass the time. Not only was he a trustee of the Springfield Public Hospital, but his father had donated millions over the years. Therefore, every staff member treated him like royalty.

Soon, Dr. Sophia Baker exited the operation theater and went to talk to the Damone couple. Then she returned via the corridor to take the elevator to the terrace.

James rushed forward to talk to her. At first, he was tongue-tied to see how attractive she was. The female doctor was in a figure-hugging lab coat, and her long hair was curled fashionably. She had a hint of freshened makeup, and her skin was radiant. His immediate reaction was to try and impress her.

“Miss Baker. I am an honored trustee of this hospital… My name is James-”

“I don’t need to know you,” Sophia cut him off dismissively without even looking at him. “Get out of my way.”

Her response almost choked up James. Embarrassed, he looked around to ensure nobody else had heard her insult.

How could Sophia be so impolite to a billionaire? He looked into her eyes and saw raw intimidation. This was a woman of high genetic quality and caliber. Guys like him had to be reborn ten times before thinking of courting her.

Until then, James had only met women who were easily impressed by his wealth. The woman before him was made of a completely different clay. Not only was she richer than him, but way out of his league.

“I’m sorry to disturb you,” he said apologetically, changing tactics. “I am a well-wisher of the Damone family, and I heard you just operated on Edgar Damone. Could you kindly share how the surgery went? I have been very heartbroken about Edgar’s condition. He is like my own grandfather.”

Sophia raised an eyebrow and walked into the lift without slowing her pace. Her team went with her, and James followed her inside shamelessly.

“Edgar is stable now,” she said, still not giving him the satisfaction of eye contact. “But he needs to be transferred to a private chamber for recovery under aseptic conditions.”

James bit his lip and cursed himself. ‘Damn it! Everything is ruined!’ he told himself. ‘If Edgar is alive, Victor will be a hero in Carol’s eyes. My entire plan to eradicate the Damone family depended on the old man kicking the bucket.”

“Err… Miss Baker…” he mumbled.

“That’s Dr. Baker for you…”

“Apologies. Dr. Baker… you are a celebrity cardiac surgeon and are popular worldwide. I know your surgery fee is very high and an ordinary person cannot afford your services. I am surprised you came to Springfield to treat a random elderly person. Is this charity on your part?”

Sophia scoffed. “I don’t work for free. The organization paid for my services.”

‘An organization I want to be part of,’ she thought. Sophia hadn’t been recruited by the New World Order yet. Still, they hired her frequently to perform surgeries on high-net-worth or exceptionally talented individuals. She aspired to be inducted and given a three-star rank at least. Then Victor will have to acknowledge her.

James Colbert smiled secretly. He figured Victor Damone had somehow secured funds from a charitable organization to pay the exorbitant surgery fees. That explained his defiance and the sudden appearance of Dr. Baker in Springfield Global Hospital. International philanthropic organizations had contacts in high places. Perhaps Sophia also expected to get media attention for treating a poor, elderly person?

He turned to pester her with another question while the elevator ascended. “Dr. Baker… I know you charge a minimum of three million dollars per surgery. In Edgar’s case, of course, the organization you talked about will compensate you. But what about ancillary charges? Surely, a surgery of this scale would have huge additional costs.”

Sophia nodded. “Yes, a million dollars more which I have already billed separately.”

James almost did a fist pump. There was a silver lining in every cloud. He went on enthusiastically, “Edgar Damone and his grandson are practically bankrupt. How do you plan to recover the amount from them?”

This time Sophia looked at him for the first time. Her eyes had such a fire that James flinched. “I told you,” she mouthed in a demeaning tone. “I don’t work for free. I have taken their young patriarch’s number. Victor Damone. I’ll make sure he compensates me for my services.”

James looked away, defeated by her stare, but he was jumping hoops on the inside. Sophia’s bills would drive Victor into sureshot bankruptcy. Also, she had a solid legal team who would drag him through the courts. That was precisely the kind of trouble he wanted Victor to be in. The situation had turned out beautifully in James’ favor.

The elevator door opened at the terrace, and Sophia walked out with her team. James Colbert could only salivate at her sensuous figure one last time as she was ushered into the helicopter.