Elvis has left the building, but Castle has just arrived! Our favorite mystery writer, dressed as the King, is shuffled into the office of a man wielding a baseball bat. The unseen figure is pretty angry. Please bear with us as we jump back 16 hours earlier to find out why. As Elvis would say, “Uh, thank you, thank you very much.”
Sam Siegel was the co-owner of the Sapphire Coast Resort Casino in Atlantic City. The guy’s luck ran out the moment someone murdered him in an abandoned delivery dock in NYC. The victim argued with his ex-wife, Rebecca, just before he was killed. He wanted her to sign over an investment property they co-owned in Queens. He was offering the full value of the building just for her share. Sam told Rebecca that his life depended on it.
Captain Gates wants to see how Beckett works without any distractions. So she lets Castle tagalong with Ryan and Esposito as they check out things in Atlantic City. The Sapphire’s beautiful concierge, Nadine Espinoza, escorts our boys over to Sam Siegel’s business partner, Charlie Turner. He steers them towards Sam’s driver, Ralph Marino, as he had argued with the victim over a woman.