The Falconer's Tale

By Gordon Kent

An exhilarating new story of recent espionage and foreign intrigue – absolute to entice the numerous enthusiasts of Tom Clancy, Dale Brown and Patrick Robinson.

Jerry Piat has been at the run from the FBI for 2 years, yet he’s approximately to be made a suggestion he can't refuse. Clyde Partlow an top CIA government wishes him for a undertaking that includes a member of the Saudi ruling clique, a fearsome guy who’s been dishonest his personal affiliates out in their investment for terrorism opposed to the West ,and utilizing the cash for his personal own revenue. Piat’s activity is to appeal to former agent Digger Hackbutt into operating for the CIA back. Hackbutt will use his exemplary abilities as a falconer as bait for the Saudi aristocrat, which in flip will hatch a bold plan for blackmail.

Meanwhile backstage Alan Craik is very suspicious of Clyde Partlow’s intentions and units approximately searching for out precisely what's going on.

With the bait set and Jerry Pitat approximately to be a loose guy for the frist time in years, every thing is determined for achievement. however the top laid plans seldom run easily and the final word catastrophe is simply moments away.

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So I acquired fired—even even though it used to be my boss’s suggestion. to visit Tel Aviv. And be a undercover agent. ” Spinner and Alan Craik have been sitting at a desk in a Thai eating place close to American collage. Craik inspiration that Spinner had replaced for the better—physically thinner, yet might be psychologically so, in addition, as though he’d misplaced kilos of self-confidence and self-love. Craik acknowledged, “Pretty dumb, sending a person to a overseas state that approach. ” “Yeah, well—” Spinner gave him an embarrassed smile. “Greta says it used to be my very own fault and that i may still suck it up. I suggest, I didn’t say no, she says. ” It had already been confirmed initially of lunch that Spinner had married. It used to be additionally obtrusive that someone had taken him in hand, given him an excellent talking-to, made him comprehend he’d been a shmuck and needed to do greater any further. The hand will be Greta’s, Craik guessed, a lady who it sounds as if had Spinner less than tight regulate: he’d pointed out doing the dishes and the vacuuming as “my percentage of getting a house. ” “Who was once your boss? ” “The nice Frank McKinnon. ” one of many humans Peretz had given him notes on, now doing whatever “creative” on the Petroleum schooling Council. Craik still pretended lack of awareness. “Do i do know him? ” “Nobody is familiar with McKinnon. you simply learn about him. ” “Like what? ” “Big-time neocon, educational whilst it matches him, released American Millennium—you learn it? Very persuasive. really a superb ebook, as Greta says, until eventually you do the maths and spot what it can price to maintain the USA because the world’s in basic terms superpower eternally. McKinnon’s a huge philosopher. ” “So he despatched you to Tel Aviv as Ray Spinner, Boy secret agent, after which fired you since you received stuck? ” Spinner flushed. “Well, there has been extra to it than that. yet yeah, he waited a month after which fired me. I didn’t take it rather well on the time. I thought—I used to be conversant in having my dad bail me out. ” He seemed away after which again, at once into Craik’s eyes. “Greta says i must admit my dependence on my dad. ” “Like a twelve-step application. ” Spinner laughed. “Greta’ll love that! Wait until I inform her. Losers nameless. ” He crammed his fork with anything that had coconut and beef in it after which held the fork within the air midway to his mouth. “McKinnon firing me was once the simplest factor that ever occurred. fact money. ” Alan ate a bit of his peanut-sauced chook and stated, “The place of work of knowledge research was once a kind of off-the-cuff intel undertaking if you labored there, correct? ” Spinner nodded, chewing. “Finding nuggets you men had ‘suppressed. ’ Don’t get mad! ‘Suppressed’ used to be their observe, no longer mine. really, i purchased into it whereas i used to be there. It used to be my activity. After I bought bounced, I wasn’t so loopy approximately it. ” “Just discovering nuggets, or did they do operations, besides? except yours, I suggest. ” Alan smiled, making it a bit funny story. Spinner hadn’t been in intelligence within the army; Craik didn’t know the way a lot he understood in regards to the box. Spinner forked extra foodstuff into his mouth. He ate, Alan proposal, like a hungry graduate scholar. Spinner acknowledged, “Everybody in OIA used to be rather close-mouthed.

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