By the CWA Gold Dagger award-winning writer of Other Paths to Glory
Anthony expense ingeniously combines the machinations of British Intelligence with the legend of King Arthur in a rare mystery that crackles with suspense from begin to end.
A US Air strength aircraft mysteriously vanishes on a flight from its base in Britain, and its ace pilot with it. The CIA investigates the lacking pilot, and makes a few atypical findings - discovering that would take British Intelligence officer David Audley again to the 6th century in an soaking up conflict of wits with the Soviet mystery police.
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He acknowledged it. after which while they’d bulldozed Windmill Knob flat and the item began to blow up in his face, the CIA made one other undesirable choice. They stated disguise up. ” He checked out Mosby hopefully, yet this time Mosby had not anything to assert. basic Ellsworth? Audley shook his head. “If they’d come to us as an alternative, we couldn’t have stopped the undesirable exposure. now not through then, besides. yet lets have taken Ellsworth’s head on a plate, and lets have on the subject of survived it a technique or one other. in basic terms a person within the nation division should have realised how undesirable the exposure may be—someone who knew his Arthurian background, for all i do know. somebody who may see the headlines and idea he couldn’t deal with them. So Davies needed to have his tremendous mouth close for stable. ” “And bingo! ” murmured Roskill. “Watergate! ” “Only the identify can be ‘Wodden’ in future,” acknowledged Frances. “Or ‘Badon’, extra likely,” acknowledged Roskill. Audley silenced them with a glance. “And that used to be the soiled activity the CIA had given to them: conceal all of it up. Bury it. ” for 5 seconds—ten seconds—nobody spoke. It used to be as if the final phrases had instructed the entire tale. Then Shirley spoke: “How are you able to be so certain that’s how it was once? You stated it was—circumstantial? ” “It’s greater than that. I desire to God it wasn’t, in a different way we’d nonetheless have an opportunity of smothering it. And don’t imagine I wouldn’t if i may, Mrs Sheldon. ” She stared at him. “But—but Badon’s been destroyed. And Davies is useless. i do know it’s—horrible. yet he's lifeless. ” “But Billy Bullitt isn’t,” acknowledged Audley. “And we can’t close his mouth, Mrs Sheldon,” acknowledged Frances. “Because he’s already opened it. ” XII MOSBY SQUINTED on the villainous typescript. If British Intelligence couldn’t upward thrust to whatever greater than this for its best mystery records then it used to be small ask yourself that they have been approximately to preside over the most important Anglo-American debacle because the Boston Tea social gathering. “I am sorry in regards to the typing,” acknowledged Frances Fitzgibbon. “It’s totally accurate—my shorthand’s 100 in line with cent. yet I don’t get a lot typing training, and it was once a rackety outdated machine—I needed to installed the entire g’s via hand, as you will discover. ” “Excuses, excuses—and qui’s’excuse,’s’accuse,” acknowledged Roskill. “There you're, Mrs Sheldon—I’ve given you a marginally larger replica than your lord and grasp… If that typewriter was once more than enough for Billy Bullitt’s grandfather, little Olga, it must be more than enough for you. And his thrifty use of outdated tired carbon-paper fits our thrifty use of you as a tape-recorder. If the Civil Estimates chaps knew how we function, they’d sleep much sounder after lunch. ” there have been 9 or ten heavily typed pages, Mosby envisioned, yet no indication of what they contained in terms of identify— “This kingdom has misplaced not anything yet its honour, and having misplaced that has misplaced everything—“ What the hell? He regarded as much as locate Audley’s eyes on him. “I wish you to learn simply the 1st web page, to teach you what we’re up against,” acknowledged Audley. “Then you could pass the following couple of pages and move instantly to the meaty half.