By William Lynhope
The darkish cloud over Britain won't go back. We definitely desire don't have any worry of traveling by way of teach, 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 so much policing and protection lately has been the London Olympics; yet no longer for Aitken. For him, there's a puzzle to resolve whose roots pre-date the 1948 London Olympics. This turns into extra advanced by way of the brutal homicide of an aged former MI6 officer hooked up to the case he's now engaged on. Aitken quickly turns into confident that this killing isn't the end result of an obvious theft that has long past mistaken, yet a planned cold-blooded homicide, made to appear just like the aftermath of a break-in.
From a chain of it appears unconnected incidents, ahead of and after the previous man’s demise, a extraordinary photo starts off to emerge. whereas investigating one of many leads, Aitken stumbles throughout (or relatively is passed through one other intelligence business enterprise) info when it comes to attainable terrorist job. 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Having found who he believes to be the outdated man’s killer and the cause of the killing, he's now powerless to pursue the problem additional. He wiles away the times of his suspension looking ahead to the terrorist assault to occur. Aitken is unaware, even if, that in other places the previous man’s killer and others are making plans anything way more devastating than he or any of his colleagues may ever have imagined or deliberate for.
Apparently unconnected members and occasions steadily show a unmarried thread of connectivity; and seeds sown a long time prior begin to bring about their harvest.
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The lights were already on and two of the doors stood ajar. ’ she asked, looking at our four guests. ‘This one ma’am,’ volunteered one of the evil looking ones. ‘Good. If you could remove the handcuffs and let Mr Cottrell go into the first room. The rest of you can make yourselves comfortable in the room across here. ’ The warders were clearly not too certain about this and she sensed their unease. ‘It’s perfectly all right. We will take good care of Mr Cottrell who, I’m sure, is going to be most co-operative.
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. ‘The barley’s looking good,’ was the only constructive thing he could say. It was my fault: my plan and my clumsiness that had let him escape.
Clearly something had gone wrong. My next instruction was to the seated warder. ’ I shouted, as loud as I could. The athletic young warder set off in hot pursuit and within about a hundred yards had caught up with him, bringing him down with a heavy rugby tackle. By the time I arrived on the scene, the handcuffs were already on and our absconder’s hands and face were bleeding from the impact with the gravel. I felt guilty about this, as it was probably my fault. The man was led back to the house to be reunited, by handcuffs, with his colleague.