By Anthony Price

David Audley no 18

The evacuation of Philip Masson's physique close to Mrs Griffin's cottage resurrects a number of previous ghosts that ship the journalists scurrying to dig of their clippings information. Rumours, matured with the passing years due to the fact that Masson's 'disappearance' long ago in 1978, once again abound. however the investigative workforce of Ian Robinson and Jenny Fielding are already on a path of discovery that leads again to the top of the Wilson/Callaghan period. Jenny has overheard a grab of gossip at an embassy social gathering which turns out to implicate British Intelligence's David Audley within the unique cover-up of Masson's dying . . . and Jenny has a private curiosity in that affair. however it isn't until eventually the labyrinthine trails come jointly on a Spanish battlefield that Jenny learns why it really is that Philip Masson needed to die....

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Apparently someone else had shortened his reaction time as well. I saw the gun barrel first, but instead of putting a foot on the skid to gain balance and see what he was shooting, this guy just pulled the trigger. Even in the roar of the wind and the rotors, the crack of the rifle was deafening. I had no place to go, nowhere to run, and bracing yourself against gunfire was impossible. If he hit me, it would hurt, and I’d fall to my death. Or maybe it would kill me instantly. Either way, I had no defense.

After the sound of the Velcro and her muttered question, no doubt the pilot was listening over the intercom and would be wondering the same thing. I didn’t have much time before he figured it out. My heart hammered hard enough to break a rib. I grasped the door handle and shoved it open. I moved quickly, not only hoping to catch the pilot off guard, but Julianne, too. Even in her state, she would resist if given the chance. Hell, I was resisting it myself. Holding the seat cushions by their built-in straps, I pulled Julianne out of her seat and looped her left arm around my shoulder and my right arm around her waist.

Then she reaches under her gown and tears the sticky pads from her skin. The machine by her bed stops beeping, giving way to a sustained tone. Like someone just died. Still no one comes. There’s a drawer next to the bed, but her clothes aren’t in it. She stands, the white tile cold under her bare feet, and pads over to the door. Opens it. This isn’t a hospital. It’s a warehouse. A big warehouse, with concrete floors, steel walls, forty-foot ceilings. There are pieces of medical equipment on carts, several tables and chairs, some cages along the far wall, and … Oh, sweet Lord.

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