Download e-book for kindle: Alpha To Omega by William Lynhope

By William Lynhope

The darkish cloud over Britain won't go back. We definitely desire don't have any worry of vacationing 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 stored. the point of interest of so much policing and safety lately has been the London Olympics; yet now not for Aitken. For him, there's a puzzle to solve whose roots pre-date the 1948 London Olympics. This turns into extra complex through 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 end result of an obvious theft that has long past improper, yet a planned cold-blooded homicide, made to seem just like the aftermath of a break-in.

From a chain of it sounds as if unconnected incidents, ahead of and after the previous man’s loss of life, a strange photo starts off to emerge. whereas investigating one of many leads, Aitken stumbles throughout (or particularly is passed through one other intelligence organization) details in terms of attainable terrorist task. So delicate is that this details that Aitken is suspended from responsibility and the case he has been engaged on is halted.

Having stumbled on who he believes to be the previous 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 awaiting the terrorist assault to take place. Aitken is unaware, even if, that somewhere else the outdated man’s killer and others are making plans anything way more devastating than he or any of his colleagues may perhaps ever have imagined or deliberate for.

Apparently unconnected contributors and occasions steadily demonstrate a unmarried thread of connectivity; and seeds sown many years past begin to bring on their harvest.

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Supplied with a two-way radio, provided by Crawshaw that morning, he drove to the end of the drive and parked just outside the gates. His instruction was to wait until he received information on the route to take. The prisoner was brought back up stairs, without handcuffs, into the front hall and I began to explain to him a final spurious activity. As I completed the explanation, I ended the sentence with the trigger words. Nothing happened. I was thrown for a moment, frantically thinking of ways to inject the phrase again.

A large four-poster bed dominated the room, which in all other respects was oriental in décor. The stained floorboards were cushioned with Chinese rugs and silk hangings bedecked the walls. I remember feeling rather like a character on a willow pattern plate – and a very pleasant feeling it was to. Declining the offer to have my bags unpacked for me, I carefully hung my few clothes in a wardrobe large enough to accommodate twenty such collections and stacked the books on a table close to the bed.

There were ten of us in all; five of whom, including Helen Shawcross and me, were to my knowledge involved in or with the Intelligence Services. The charade was carried through as it always was in mixed company. Even someone you had met half a dozen times before in a different context was, if circumstances dictated, introduced as if for the first time. The champagne served was a particularly fine between-wars vintage and the precursor of an evening of excellent food and even better wine. Conversation was mixed and pretty non-specific, tinged as one might expect with references to the happy couple.

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