By Noah Boyd
Ex-FBI agent Steve Vail navigates a maze of hidden codes and brain-teasing puzzles to stick scorching at the path of a band of Russian spies during this breathtaking follow-up to his New York Times bestselling debut, The Bricklayer.
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Don’t hassle with the message. I’ll music him down. ” Vail thanked her and hung up. “That can’t be reliable. It seems like he didn’t name in. perhaps we must always get a few support and wear a full-court press. ” “Normally I’d say that made experience, yet don’t omit, if we’re correct approximately Calculus giving every body up, the Russians can be relocating Pollock out of the following straight away. right channels could gradual us down and confirm his getting away. Let’s try out his condominium. possibly he’s simply taking an afternoon off. ” Kate stared previous him for a couple of seconds. “God aid me, i believe i could desire a few type of remedy, simply because that really is smart to me. ” Charles Pollock’s condominium used to be strangely huge yet in a nation of complex disrepair. It used to be a half-timbered Tudor and short of a clean coat of paint. A entrance gutter hung by way of one finish, angling around the first-floor home windows. The second-floor stucco had a few deep cracks in it and used to be chipping off. Weeds have been over a foot excessive and frozen upright within the garden. because the brokers pulled in to the driveway, there has been a stillness that made Vail cautious. He obtained to the door first and unbuttoned his topcoat, hitting the thumb unlock on his holster. lightly he driven Kate at the back of him. He knocked loudly. After a number of seconds, he positioned his ear opposed to the door and listened. “Can you fee for his motor vehicle? ” Kate went over to the hooked up storage and peered into the window. “Empty. ” Vail watched her as he endured to hear for move within. She cupped her quit her eyes to chop the sun’s glare and searched the garage’s inside. “The within condo door is open. As chilly because it is outdoor, that can’t be intentional. ” Vail walked over and pulled up the overhead door, drawing his Glock. Kate slipped hers out of the holster in reaction. They walked into the storage, and he driven the door best into the home thoroughly open. as soon as within the kitchen, they listened for somebody relocating round. “Hello! ” Vail yelled. while there has been no reaction, he nodded towards the entrance resulting in the remainder of the home, and with out one other observe he and Kate swept from room to room, protecting one another. “Okay, do you need the upstairs or the basement? ” he requested. “Basement. ” They break up up, every one heading for a special set of stairs. 5 mins later they have been either again to the kitchen, their handguns reholstered. “Do you think that he’s onto us? ” Kate requested. “Could be, if Calculus is speaking. The Russians may probably warn him then. Or he may possibly simply be on the supermarket. We’d larger pull again and take a seat on it until eventually we work out which. ” Kate chanced on a place nearly a block away and parked. She went to the trunk and got here again with a couple of binoculars, handing them to Vail. “Pretty high-tech for us, isn’t it? ” he stated. “I figured it used to be time to maneuver our little adventures ahead into the 17th century. ” Vail checked out Pollock’s condominium via them. “Nice. ” nonetheless protecting them to his eyes, he became and scanned Kate up and down. “Very great. ” She hit front of the binoculars, inflicting them to bang into Vail’s eyes.