By Mike Dixon
A few issues are top left unopened, relatively once they comprise darkish secrets and techniques. David Paget must have considered that prior to he agreed to assemble a suitcase from Hong Kong and take it to Canberra. The contents belong to the far-off prior and glance too outdated to be threatening. yet appearances will be misleading. Like a genie from a bottle the previous rushes in and David is propelled on a mad flight throughout the vastness of Australia, pursued by way of employed killers. His neighbors mount a rescue operation. To be triumphant, they need to delve into the prior and discover the explanations for his plight.
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I applaud you for what you are doing. I also applaud your choice of subject. You should get to know my grandson. ‟ He turned to David. ‟ The old man reached for a bottle of whisky and poured a generous glass. ‟ He handed the glass to David and led him to one side. 26 „So. You‟ve just completed a round-the-world trip. When I was your age, only the very rich could afford such luxuries. I was lucky because I worked for the government and they paid for my overseas trips. ‟ He gave a little chuckle and was about to say more when a voice cut him short.
She was following along behind the Landcruiser driven by David and carrying Humphrey and a drunken Tim. Like David, she had confined her drinking to orange juice. The CD player had been modified to act as a radio and was standard issue – together with a service pistol, handcuffs and other trappings of a drug enforcement officer. Another piece of equipment was in her dive bag on the seat beside Humphrey. It contained a small microphone and was transmitting conversations in the Landcruiser. She turned a switch and activated a recording mechanism.
Christ! ‟ David looked glum. „Don‟t know. ‟ Tim took a swig of beer. ‟ David went to his backpack and returned with a plastic folder. „I brought „em back in my luggage. ‟ He removed some satellite images and spread them out on the table securing the corners with beer bottles. 33 Tim recognized the photographs. They‟d been taken from outer space and were in a format used by the armed forces. They were the raw data the military had relied upon, only a few years earlier, when he was in the army.
Curtin Express by Mike Dixon
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