By Eric Ambler
Kenton's profession as a journalist relied on his facility with languages, his wisdom of eu politics, and his quickly judgment. the place his judgment occasionally failed him was once in his own existence. whilst he unearths himself on a educate sure for Austria with inadequate money after a foul evening of playing, he jumps on the probability to earn a rate to assist a refugee smuggle securities around the border. He quickly discovers that the files he holds have a greater than financial price, and that ecu politics has extra twists and turns than the main convoluted newspaper account.
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The open space felt wonderful. He squinted out at the lush green valley rising to snowcapped peaks all around them. I’m dreaming, he told himself. Any minute now I’ll be waking up. “Welcome to Switzerland,” the pilot said, yelling over the roar of the X-33’s misted-fuel HEDM engines winding down behind them. Langdon checked his watch. M. “You just crossed six time zones,” the pilot offered. M. ” Langdon reset his watch. ” He rubbed his stomach. ” The pilot nodded. “Altitude sickness. We were at sixty thousand feet.
Langdon swallowed hard and waited. He felt the plane start taxiing. Piped-in country music began playing quietly overhead. A phone on the wall beside him beeped twice. Langdon lifted the receiver. ” “Comfortable, Mr. ” “Just relax. ” Langdon asked, realizing he had no idea where he was headed. “Geneva,” the pilot replied, revving the engines. ” “Geneva,” Langdon repeated, feeling a little better. “Upstate New York. I’ve actually got family near Seneca Lake. ” The pilot laughed. “Not Geneva, New York, Mr.
The next day, newspapers around the globe carried the same headline. The killer became a believer. Now, fifteen days later, the killer’s faith had solidified beyond the shadow of a doubt. The brotherhood endures, he thought. Tonight they will surface to reveal their power. As he made his way through the streets, his black eyes gleamed with foreboding. One of the most covert and feared fraternities ever to walk the earth had called on him for service. They have chosen wisely, he thought. His reputation for secrecy was exceeded only by that of his deadliness.