Counter spy by Simon Tomlin

By Simon Tomlin

Journalist Simon Tomlin meets the perception crew of the Sunday occasions in London to strike a deal to reveal the covert actions of political teams. Britain is within the grip of socio-political upheaval and forces at the correct and Left intend to take advantage of the offended public temper. Simon steps into the fold on his first significant task for a countrywide newspaper. The ensuing characteristic within the Sunday instances on 21 April 2002 will switch his existence without end. The perception staff used to be finally disbanded in 2006, uncovered as dealing within the ''dark arts'' and criminal activity. His exposé will take him into the shadows to stroll with murderers, gangsters, drug-dealers, radicals, struggle criminals and information of the realm phone hackers. in any case, he'll be 'exposed' as an alleged MI5 agent and his lifestyles could be in critical possibility. What he doesn't fully grasp till it truly is too overdue, is that newshounds and their buddies in HM govt betrayed him from the outset. Will he be triumphant to transparent his identify in the course of the devastating Hackgate scandal?

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I can’t help but spare a thought for the poor people of Zimbabwe who are opposed to Zanu PF and I realise only too well that for them life down there must be hellish and appalling. If ever there was a need for British intervention anywhere in Africa, it is to be found in Zimbabwe, never mind Sierra Leone, one of Blair’s pet projects. The minutes pass by with flashing rapidity as dawn breaks over southern Africa. A bright orange-red sun rises and tentatively, the beautiful countryside is teased away from darkness, like a woman slowly and seductively exposing her breasts to a first love.

A bright orange-red sun rises and tentatively, the beautiful countryside is teased away from darkness, like a woman slowly and seductively exposing her breasts to a first love. And there are soft mounds aplenty down there bus alas of sand – just as slippery. The flight progress monitor shows that we have entered South African airspace. We begin to lose altitude swiftly as ~ 42 ~ Counter Spy Simon Tomlin we descend towards Joburg. A small mountain range passes by as we glide along. The environment looks dry and sandy, almost like a Saharan wilderness.

And Grimston had already told me Grey was visiting his girlfriend and friends in Cambridge. They had done their worst and now they were ignoring my calls or had blocked my mobile number, who knows and I certainly didn’t know was happening. I checked my mobile for incoming call records and Susan had telephoned from a withheld number. There was nothing for it but to sweat it out in the last light of this terrible night. I thought of the dark night of the soul in classic literature and philosophy and realised I was doomed, destroyed, finished, I would walk the earth haunted by my past and hunted to the grave.

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