First off, the young newcomer witnessed the murder in some vision, or something – Charlie didn’t believe her – then the death was reported and he knew at once Aleisha had been telling the truth.
Stephen claimed it was an accident and, conveniently, his team didn’t bring back the corpse. He made the report for very fundamental reasons, just wanting the woman off the payroll.
The realization comes too late, Aleisha has already joined the team. Now Charlie knows she is in serious danger, because that’s the team with the murderer in it.
So begins Charlie’s efforts to get her out again, as told in The Khekarian Threat, Book One in the Khekarian series.