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By Edward D. Hoch

In the thick of the chilly warfare, a British secret agent will do whatever to maintain the peace
Father Howard steps off the aircraft in Albania, relieved to be out of China ultimately, yet figuring out that until eventually he reaches Paris, he isn't secure from the Communists. As he makes his manner around the tarmac, bullets strike him at the back of the pinnacle. The missionary is not any extra. The incident activates an unheard of assembly among C. Jeffery Rand, fixer for the British mystery carrier, and his counterpart within Soviet Russia. looking an best friend to struggle a typical enemy, Russia enlists Rand’s assist in its conflict opposed to the chinese language. Rand will do all he can to avenge the murdered priest—but how a lot can he belief the Soviet agent?
In those tales, Rand lives with the day-by-day hazard of betrayal. He understands issues are precise: there's no honor between spies, and the most secure agent is the person who trusts no one.

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You’re a goal too. remain right here in my room. ” “All right,” she agreed, a lot too with no trouble. He ordered dinner despatched as much as the room so that they wouldn’t be noticeable jointly. If Taz used to be at the prowl in Dublin he may be at any place. Later, as they ate, he requested, “What is Nicholas’ actual identify? ” “Why do you ask? ” “I may need to understand, and he wouldn’t inform me. ” “It is Max Satatov. ” “Thank you. ” He made a word of it. As he ready to go away she put a fragile hand on his arm. “Be cautious, Mr. Rand. ” outdoors the streets have been slick and gleaming with a mild summer season drizzle that had all started to fall, virtually invisibly, and Rand used to be joyful he’d packed a light-weight raincoat. The rain was once no longer heavy sufficient to search out a taxi, and he walked speedy south throughout O’Connell Bridge, then a number of blocks to Trinity collage. He may perhaps think the pointy stones of the courtyard via his sneakers as he handed the gate and crossed within the normal path of the library development. apart from a number of summer time scholars he handed at midnight, the varsity appeared nearly abandoned. The rain had glistened the stones of the courtyard to mirror the occasional lighting from a window, yet such a lot was once darkness. He questioned how he’d ever locate Nicholas or Taz the following. Or might just one be anticipating him? He moved rigorously one of the shadows, hoping to identify a few circulation ahead of he used to be himself obvious. For 1 / 4 of an hour there has been not anything other than the occasional passage of scholars on their long ago from the library. Then, as he pressed his electronic watch to learn the time as 10:06, he heard a low groan from the shadows of a close-by construction. He stepped out carefully, prepared for a surprising assault, and his eyes made out the determine of a guy helping himself with one outstretched arm opposed to the building’s wall. Rand moved nearer and observed the dim positive aspects of Nicholas. the fellow attempted to talk, after which Rand observed the blood welling up from underneath his chin. prior to Rand may possibly achieve him, Nicholas collapsed to the floor. Rand grew to become him over and felt for a pulse, however it was once too past due. Taz had claimed a fourth member of the Tsar community. there has been a legitimate of circulation farther into the shadows of the development, and Rand hurried. His looking out fingers encountered the graceful plastic of a raincoat and he grappled with the opposite determine until eventually a bit screech of discomfort introduced popularity. “Catherine! ” “God, Rand, you nearly killed me! ” “I informed you to attend within the room. ” “I get worried ready. What’s occurred right here? ” “Nicholas is useless. His throat used to be minimize, now not moments in the past. ” She took a apprehensive step backward and nearly stumbled over the physique. “Then Taz has to be the following! ” “Perhaps. An hour in the past you weren’t so certain he used to be alive. ” “But he phoned Nicholas! ” “Or else Nicholas made up the tale. ” “Why could he do this? ” “Suppose Nicholas and a few different member of the outdated Tsar community plotted the murders jointly. believe getting me the following this night used to be simply one other stunt to point Taz was once alive. after which think Nicholas used to be double-crossed and killed by means of his accomplice. ” “You imagine I killed him?

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