A man wearing a dark suit walks into a casino with a woman and a young boy. They crouch down together in a corner of the room. Banks of slot-machines hum and chirp all around them. In the orange glow it could be three o’clock in the afternoon, three o’clock in the night, or any other time. This is Las Vegas but it could be anywhere.
‘I have to go away for a while,’ he says. ‘But I want to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed spending time with both of you.’