Aggressor by Nick Cook

By Nick Cook

Within the heart East, following the Gulf struggle of 1991, unknown terrorists kidnap a Russian delegation vacationing Syria and the united states ambassador to Saudi Arabia and his employees. 3 males come jointly to discover and rescue those hostages: Col. Ulm, a US distinctive operations officer, his Russian counterpart, Col. Sabanov, and Tom Girling, correspondent for a British information magazine.

Girling can have the clue to the abductions and people dependable, info from a journalist buddy within the heart East who has advised him a few robust workforce calling themselves “Angels of Judgment” and their chief, “The Sword.” yet little or no is understood approximately this staff, and the correspondent who supplied the data has disappeared himself. Girling has even more than a journalistic curiosity in terrorism – his spouse used to be killed by way of a band of terrorists as he was once pressured to monitor, helpless to attempt to avoid her dying.

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The overnight rain had cleared the thunder. The day was already hot, and was going to get hotter, as it does in Washington in high summer. There was no overhead shade at the far end of the parking lot where the grey Ford had been left, and by ten o’clock it was already beginning to cook. Just over 5,000 miles away Mikhail Pavlovich Antipov, the man who had abandoned it there, walked across the concourse of another airport, conscious of the looks his new clothes were getting. He saw Maksim Zimin waiting for him before Zimin noticed him, and waved to attract the man’s attention.

Said Johannsen. ’ Pavlenko shrugged. ’ ‘We would like to be allowed to visit the embassy, to talk particularly to people in the cultural division, to discover if he had an appointment or an arrangement to meet anyone,’ said Cowley. ‘He said nothing to me,’ replied Pavlenko. ‘He might have talked to someone else,’ persisted Johannsen. ‘I do not think so,’ insisted the Russian. ’ ‘I was Petr Aleksandrovich’s immediate deputy. ’ challenged Johannsen, and Cowley thought he detected the beginning of a policeman’s belligerence at being given the runaround.

It took the man too long to clear his face of the surprise at the empty room and Danilov was glad he’d blocked the doorway, keeping Kabalin outside for the disappointment to be witnessed by the other watching detectives. ’ protested Kabalin. The office was an inner one, with no window, so lights had to burn constantly: a wall socket and a desk lamp were empty, putting the room in semi-darkness. ‘You’ll have to get replacements from maintenance,’ advised Danilov. The average waiting time for light bulbs in Militia headquarters was six months, and then they could only be obtained for reciprocal favours.

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