The bell rang. John stepped back off the doorstep.
John had been watching this house for weeks now. As a freelance delivery driver, he had the rare opportunity to case houses and their owners before deciding whether or not to rob them. Using the various food orders, he could determine the addresses where people lived as well as the name of one or more residents. By the amount of food ordered, he could determine how many people lived in the house. And by how they would answer the door, he could determine how cautious and security-mimded they were: Some folks would open the door with the chain across the gap, others asked for food to be left on the porch, others opened the door and then left it open while they went to retrieve their wallet or purse to pay for the delivery. The last kind was the ideal sort. Everyone trusts a food delivery man.
What helped was that John wasn't threatening in any way at a glance. He was of average height, handsome enough, with short black h