The Honeytrappers 

Cheating spouse? For a price, Butler & Associates will ping 'em and sting 'em.

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"Yep," she says, watching the screen. "It's moved. They must have left together in his car." Thirty minutes later we're parked a hundred feet from the husband's car. He and the mistress emerge from a tidy stucco office building, light cigarettes, and before long begin kissing and hugging like lovestruck teens. Butler videotapes the scene through the rear window. We tail them back to the dealership, where the woman hops into her car, and then follow both cars to a department store. "When you follow people, you don't want to be directly on their bumper," he instructs Maria during the drive. "If you have the option of driving in another lane, take it."

Inside the store, Butler and Maria track the couple for more than an hour before heading back to the parking lot to wait. And wait. The satellite radio station provides an apt soundtrack: "Who Will Save Your Soul," "Love Is a Losing Game," "Everybody Hurts."

Just before the husband and his mistress return, Butler dashes across the lot, dives under the target's car, and retrieves his GPS unit. He'll replace it before dawn, but he won't need it until then. The client phoned a few hours back to let Butler know where her husband will be tonight: home, with her. The PI is confident his team has gathered all she needs.

The client views the footage the next day, and soon after phones Butler to report that her husband has confessed to the affair. He's promised that it's over, that he's home for good. Butler instinctively knows what's coming next.

Follow him tomorrow, she says.

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