By William Lynhope
The darkish cloud over Britain won't go back. We definitely want don't have any worry of traveling by way of educate, Tube or bus in London or the other city.’
Seven years later and Andrew Aitken re-reads the newspaper slicing he tore out and saved. the focal point of such a lot policing and protection lately has been the London Olympics; yet now not for Aitken. For him, there's a puzzle to resolve whose roots pre-date the 1948 London Olympics. This turns into additional advanced by means of the brutal homicide of an aged former MI6 officer attached to the case he's now engaged on. Aitken quickly turns into confident that this killing isn't the final result of an obvious theft that has long gone improper, yet a planned cold-blooded homicide, made to seem just like the aftermath of a break-in.
From a sequence of it sounds as if unconnected incidents, ahead of and after the outdated man’s demise, a strange photo starts off to emerge. whereas investigating one of many leads, Aitken stumbles throughout (or relatively is passed via one other intelligence business enterprise) info with regards to attainable terrorist task. So delicate is that this info that Aitken is suspended from responsibility and the case he has been engaged on is halted.
Having found who he believes to be the previous man’s killer and the cause of the killing, he's now powerless to pursue the problem extra. He wiles away the times of his suspension looking forward to the terrorist assault to ensue. Aitken is unaware, even though, that in different places the outdated man’s killer and others are making plans anything way more devastating than he or any of his colleagues might ever have imagined or deliberate for.
Apparently unconnected members and occasions progressively display a unmarried thread of connectivity; and seeds sown many years previous begin to bring on their harvest.
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The reason, as I had suspected, was female. He told us that he was to become engaged and, to my surprise, the lady in question was none other than the daughter of the college Master who frequented the Randolph. ‘Look, we’re having a small fairly informal dinner party in college tomorrow evening to celebrate. ’ Making polite conversation with strangers has never been my idea of fun, but as with most other matters during the past few weeks the decision was taken out of my hands. ‘Many congratulations.
I hoped, fleetingly, that it might also contain a prisoner, but of course it didn’t. The warder informed me that on his last call to the house, Dr Shawcross had said that she was finding it increasingly difficult to track us. That, of course, compounded the problem. We drove back down the road in the direction from which I had just come. I cursed myself for thinking our man would act logically. Within five or six minutes we had reached the main highway, but there was no sign of him. The warder stopped the van, climbed onto its roof and with a pair of binoculars scanned through 360 degrees.
What if we trigger and recall one fairly quickly, just to confirm that it works. Then, if all goes to plan, we let the second one off the leash for rather longer. ’ ‘Why? Why should that be a greater risk? ’ At least I had caught her interest. I wasn’t terribly sure and then on impulse replied, ‘Well what about giving him at least an hour’s freedom? A chance to get the taste of it, to convince himself that he really is free. ’ She looked surprised and shifted in her seat. ’ ‘Suppose we set up a lookout post in the upstairs windows.