The British Cross

By Bill Granger

Crown Publishers, 1983, 1st, Very good., fresh, tight, in dirt jacket. deepest blind- stamp on flyleaf. [Fiction, Suspense, Helsinki, Espionage, Defection] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers due to the fact 1933. We pack and send with care.

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Hanley sat on the convention desk manage within the nook place of work contained in the construction in Langley, Virginia, which housed the crucial Intelligence service provider. The development used to be relatively gruesome and sensible and resembled a inn raised on spider legs of concrete aiding the most constitution. not like the headquarters constructions of Auntie in London, which have been themselves intended to be a hide, the relevant Intelligence organization proclaimed its presence boldly within the nice seal imbedded within the foyer ground and visual to all who got here to front door. Hanley had by no means been contained in the construction. He felt uncomfortable because the director of valuable Intelligence smoked his 6th Camel of the hour and stared at him silently. in fact they'd traced again the stolen facts to R part, as Mrs. Neumann had anticipated; yet she had now not anticipated disagreement at the subject since it could make the CIA glance silly. the recent guy at R part used to be additionally there. He had changed Rear Admiral Thomas Galloway (USN Ret. ), who were sacked following the debacle of the Mitterand assassination enterprise approximately years prior to. Hanley had served as director for a time, yet simply because he used to be just a civil servant he was once omitted for an everlasting merchandising. the hot guy, as all people nonetheless known as him within the part to split him in reminiscence from the previous guy who have been Galloway, was once David Yackley. Yackley was once an excessive, dark-browed guy of thirty-five who have been the youngest director of an immense intelligence organization within the usa. He was once a protégé of an previous buddy of the president and he had come to the task with new enthusiasms and new principles and new plans of association. regrettably for R part, he placed all his principles into operation inside six months and inside of a yr the majority of them had confirmed completely unworkable. Shambles remained, not just within the part yet within the perspective the recent guy delivered to facing different intelligence organizations lower than the umbrella of the nationwide defense Adviser. He stated the undertaking of R part, a way smaller supplier beside the principal Intelligence enterprise, was once supportive; while Hanley had defined to him that the part were organize through President Kennedy following the Bay of Pigs fiasco while the CIA had botched the operation, the recent guy had taken care of it like old heritage. Hanley had quoted Kennedy: “Who will watch the watchers? Who will undercover agent upon the spies? ” because the cause R part existed—to offer an autonomous audit of intelligence in order that no service provider might ever back turn into so strong and boastful that it will probably deceive the politicians who have been presupposed to be accountable for the rustic. Which now ended in the assembly with the director of imperative Intelligence. Hanley used to be explaining back: “We had need-to-know during this, Mr. Director. We had an agent in position, he needed to decide. we wanted information regarding Tomas Crohan. ” “And so that you took it with an inexpensive computing device trick. ” Hanley stated, “The reasonable trick fooled Langley. ” the recent guy winced. between issues he detested approximately R part was once the slang rampant within the position.

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