Introduced by one of the story's characters:
“Sorry about this. I know it’s not the ideal situation, meeting me for the first time and me having a dead body at my feet. Not a good first impression. But anyway,.. I’m Judd Witherspoon and I’m a courier.
You're still distracted by the dead guy? I didn't want to kill him. I told him to go and I’d forget he ever tried to rob me, but he wouldn't listen – he wanted this box and wouldn't take no for an answer.
And there was no way that I was going to let him take it. That box is more precious to me than my own life. If anybody takes it from me it'll be from my cold dead hands.
So...he wouldn't listen and now he's dead. I’ll give him a decent burial, don't worry. Even though he’s a thief. I have to get this box to Paradise Cove as soon as possible so the sooner he's underground – well, under rocks –the better.
You take care now..."