The Wolf at the Door

By Jack Higgins

Whilst anyone starts off concentrating on participants of an elite intelligence unit referred to as "the major Minister's inner most military" and all those that paintings with them, Sean Dillon has an concept of who it can be: an outdated nemesis out to wreck the unit as soon as and for all.

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Reporting as ordered, Colonel,” he barked. “With Lieutenant Greta Bikov. ” He grew to become to her. “On your ft. ” She controlled to face, trembling with worry, beautiful sufficient, with tightly sure blond hair, undeniably beautiful in uniform. possible comprehend her attract so much males. Luzhkov had most likely chanced on her impossible to resist. Her face informed all of it, a marginally of the Slav to it. She sat there, shaking a bit, faced by way of this hugely strange guy, somebody with the gravitas of a student, a school professor possibly, the world-weary face of a guy who had obvious so much issues that existence needed to provide and had lengthy for the reason that ceased to be surprised. She took a deep breath, which appeared to regular her a bit. My God, she’s assessing him, Ivanov idea, attempting to make experience of what sort of guy he's, yet it’s his rank that’s giving her pause for notion. complete colonel. Then the medals, together with the only for bravery below hearth while he volunteered for that Spetsnaz task in Iraq. not anything comes greater than that. She attempted a shy smile, and Ivanov felt like smiling, too, his ideas proven. foolish woman, this one isn’t one other Luzhkov to be charmed by way of you crossing one silk knee over the opposite and permitting your skirt to slip a bit. Lermov sat contrary her, Ivanov leaned opposed to the wall to the left aspect, palms folded. Lermov begun, “Lieutenant Bikov, there's no particular cost opposed to you, yet i'm lower than orders from best Minister Putin to enquire the disappearance of Colonel Boris Luzhkov and his second-in-command, significant Yuri Bounine. Captain Ivanov has proven you the warrant signed by means of the top Minister, indicating that I function together with his complete authority? ” “Yes, Colonel. ” “To enterprise. You have been published to London 9 months in the past, which was once should you first met Colonel Luzhkov? ” “Yes, Colonel. ” there has been one of those impatience in her voice. Lermov made eye touch with Ivanov, who moved in. “And significant Bounine, what approximately him? ” “He in basic terms seemed a couple of weeks in the past, a posting from Dublin. ” Her impatience broke via, evidently fueled by way of nervousness. “I’ve been requested those questions ahead of, Colonel, via significant Chelek. He was once very thorough and seemed completely chuffed that I had no proposal what occurred to both of them. ” Ivanov, taking part in the undesirable man to the hilt, homed in on her harshly. “If you think significant Chelek is completely happy with you, you’re a great deal wrong, no longer while he came across that almost all of your colleagues have been of the opinion that you simply have been having an affair with Colonel Luzhkov. ” Her face grew to become very light. She hammered at the desk with a clenched fist, however it used to be unconvincing, and her voice was once vulnerable whilst she stated, “I protest, Colonel. Malicious lies and rumors positioned approximately through those that envied my friendship with Colonel Luzhkov. He used to be the kindest of guys. ” “Leaving all that to at least one aspect, let’s seriously look into certainly one of your dealings with Colonel Luzhkov. Now, your major tasks have been as an intelligence assistant within the code room the place your services was once essential to deal with transcripts, encrypted fabric, etc.

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