Charity functions exist to extract money from rich people. Being rich is often enough to get invited, although being somewhat scandalous often helps, too. Dion is both, and he is known as a generous donor.

Stuart Crosby, the Pirate of Theatre Row, is also a generous contributor to charity. It is debatable if he is aware of the irony.

Dion has put much thought into Cate's words regarding a permanent solution that doesn't cost the earth or implicate them...

Dion is counting on the fact that Crosby always returns to his wife ~ has his fingers crossed in anticipation of the fury of a scorned professional assassin. It is possible he miscalculated...

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