By W. E. B. Griffin
Through the years, W.E.B. Griffin's tales of the army and police, instructed with crackling realism and wealthy characters, have received him hundreds of thousands of lovers and acclaim as "the dean of the yank conflict adventure" (Publishers Weekly). Now he vaults into the current day with a sequence as fascinating as whatever he has ever written.
At an airfield in Angola, males board a leased Boeing 727; then, as soon as it truly is within the air, slit the pilot's throat and fly to components unknown. The consternation is instant, because the CIA, FBI, FAA, and different corporations race to determine what has occurred, within the technique elbowing one another within the facets a bit too vigorously.
bored to death, the President of the U.S. turns to an outdoor investigator to figure out the reality, a military intelligence officer serving as distinct assistant to the Director of place of birth safeguard. significant Carlos Guillermo Castillo, often called Charley, is the son of a German mom and a Tex-Mex father, a Medal of Honor winner who died in Vietnam. A pilot, West aspect graduate, and veteran of wilderness hurricane and the specific Forces, Castillo has a pointy eye for the facts-and the truth at the back of the proof. touring undercover, he flies to Africa, and there, helped and hindered through unforeseen allies and made up our minds enemies, starts off to untangle a narrative of scary dimensions-a tale that, until he can take care of it, will finish very, very badly.
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But he hadn’t beaten them. At the moment when it had mattered, when he thought the vengeance hunt had been abandoned, he’d relaxed. And the bullet meant for him had taken away half her spine. Charlie shook his head, an angry, physical gesture. The recollections of Edith were in the closed, no-entry part of his mind, the place of the deepest guilt. Always came out when he drank too much. Charlie struggled up, moving through the pot-cluttered kitchen, opening cupboards and then the refrigerator, staring disappointedly at the age-wrinkled tomato and some forgotten celery, limp like he would probably have been if the whore hadn’t crossed the road.
Sir Alistair Wilson asked the driver for the cross-over route through Parliament Square; purposely early for the meeting with the Permanent Under Secretary responsible for liaison between the department and the government, he’d heard the displays were particularly good this year and he wanted to see for himself. The rose beds in St James’s Park were by the lake, bursts of Ophelia and Pascali and Rose Gaujard. He leaned forward, studying with an expert’s eye the colour lustre and feeling the texture of the leaves.
Kalenin offered a file across the desk. …’ He stopped, at a sudden thought. ’ ‘Sufficiently,’ assured Solomatin. Kalenin depressed the summons button on the desk intercom and said, ‘Someone is returning to join those already with you in Rome. ’ Solomatin turned, as the outer door opened. A slim, fair-haired man stood there. He wore Western-style clothes and there was about him a vague, almost distracted, attitude that Solomatin had known among professors at university. It was a fleeting impression, replaced at once by the suspicion that ground control of the operation was being taken from him.