Close Quarters: A spy thriller set in Washington DC and Ukraine (A Marc Portman Thriller)

The go back of The Watchman - deep hide expert Marc Portman

shut defense professional Marc Portman is used to discovering himself in antagonistic occasions. yet none could be extra unpredictable than bothered Ukraine, teetering close to civil war.

When a US country division respectable on a fact-finding venture to Ukraine is put less than condominium arrest, the CIA rent Portman (codename: Watchman) to get him appropriately overseas. In that risky and unstable quarter, Portman will locate himself up opposed to neighborhood gangsters, Ukrainian designated Forces, expert snipers, pro-Russian separatists and power-crazed law enforcement officials. What he can't be aware of even if is that his so much deadly enemy comes from his personal facet …

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To be sincere, it’s a bit past due for Ukraine. ’ Kempner his glance. ‘That situation was once changing into divided sooner than we have been conscious of it. We’re hoping to not have a similar factor take place with the others, that is why we determined to interact with them. ’ Sewell checked out him, and it used to be transparent he used to be attempting to determine if there has been any sophisticated feedback within the assertion. ‘We assessed the placement in Ukraine as most sensible lets however the photograph was once clouded. ’ His jaw used to be stressful and he seemed prepared for a struggle. ‘We understand that, Jason. ’ This time it was once Benson’s flip to soft ruffled feathers. ‘Nobody’s disputing it. As I are aware of it, the purpose of this workout with Travis was once to get contained in the area and make contacts, definite? ’ He checked out Kempner, who nodded. ‘Then it’s a lesson discovered for destiny routines, i feel all of us agree. ’ He shifted in his chair and checked out Callahan. ‘How does this guy of yours get involved with Travis? ’ ‘He doesn’t, in some way. If issues pass correct Travis exits the inn the place he’s being held and he’ll be picked up and handed alongside a line of cut-outs until eventually he’s domestic and transparent. He won’t even find out about Watchman’s involvement. That’s Watchman’s strong point; he works at a distance and clears the best way. If any threat arises he offers with it. ’ ‘He’s performed this sort of paintings prior to, you assert? ’ there has been a moderate hesitation at the notice ‘work’, as though Benson had trouble getting it out with out spitting. ‘Correct. ’ ‘Who for? ’ ‘For us, the DEA, the Defence Intelligence business enterprise, and the UK’s MI6. I can’t cross into info yet he was once additionally answerable for pulling a huge CIA asset out of Tehran quite a few days in the past. He did that from correct lower than the noses in their Ministry of Intelligence and nationwide protection. The asset had long past in to safe information of latest guns improvement by way of the Iranians. ’ ‘And how did that cross? ’ ‘It didn’t,’ Sewell responded. ‘The asset used to be blown through a pal. yet at the least we acquired him out alive. ’ ‘What’s this Watchman’s history? what quantity of money are we throwing at him? ’ ‘I can’t move into that, sir. Sorry. ’ Benson threw Sewell a glance loaded with that means. ‘You see, that’s what I don’t like approximately those operations. yet we’ll talk about that later. while does Watchma— Who the hell thinks of those names? ’ He puffed his lips with a tinge of exasperation. ‘When does he record in? ’ ‘When he’s prepared and it’s secure to do so,’ Callahan spoke back. ‘It’s the way in which he works. ’ ‘So that’s it? We take a seat and wait at the comfort of a employed gun? ’ ‘We need to. the place he’s going there won’t be one-hundred according to cent trustworthy mobilephone assurance because of broad digital disruption. In among that, outgoing signs are effortless to choose up via Russian tracking stations. he'll name. ’ ‘Let’s desire he does. ’ Benson glanced at Sewell earlier than attending to his toes. ‘I need to say, I don’t just like the sound of this operation. yet on account that it’s already up and operating, there’s now not a lot i will do approximately it. once the ball is rolling I’d like a journey of the power to determine the nuts and bolts of the way you’re going to paintings with this guy.

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