By Robert Ludlum
Michael Havelock’s international died on a moonlit seashore at the Costa Brava as he watched his accomplice and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, successfully gunned down through his personal service provider. There’s not anything left for him yet to give up the sport, get out. Then, in a single frantic second on a crowded railroad platform in Rome, Havelock sees Jenna. Racing all over the world looking for his attractive betrayer, Havelock is now marked for dying through either U.S. and Russian assassins, trapped in a major mosaic of treachery created by means of a top-level mole with the realm in his fist: Parsifal.
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He doesn’t think it; in case you consult him you'll now not, both. I’m uncertain I do. ” “Havelock believes what he desires to think, what he has to think. I’ve heard the clinical phrases, and decreased to our language, he’s long gone over the sting. He crosses from side to side among what's and what isn’t, yet essentially he’s long past. ” “He’s damned convincing. ” “Because he’s now not mendacity. That’s a part of it. He observed what he observed. ” “That’s what he says. ” “But he couldn’t have; that’s additionally a part of it. His vision’s distorted. whilst he is going over, he doesn’t see together with his eyes, merely his head, and that’s broken. ” “You’re convincing too. ” “Because I’m now not mendacity and my head’s no longer broken. ” Ogilvie reached into his pocket for a pack of cigarettes. He extracted one and lit it with an previous, tarnished Zippo bought 1 / 4 of a century in the past. “Those are the evidence, Colonel. you could fill within the clean areas, however the backside line’s enterprise. Havelock’s received to be taken. ” “That won’t be really easy. He should be operating round in his personal foggy tunnels, yet he’s now not an beginner. He would possibly not recognize the place he’s going, yet he’s survived within the box for 16 years. He’s clever, protective. ” “We’re conscious of that. It’s the truth half. You informed him i used to be the following, didn’t you? ” “I instructed him a guy named Apache used to be right here. ” the military officer paused. “Well? ” “He didn’t love it Why you? ” “Why now not me? ” “I don’t be aware of. possibly he doesn’t such as you. ” “He owes me. ” “Maybe that’s your solution. ” “What are you, a psychologist? Or a legal professional? ” “A little of both,” acknowledged the colonel. “Constantly. Aren’t you? ” “Right now I’m simply frustrated. What the hell are you using at? ” “Havelock’s response to you used to be very fast, very vocal. ‘So they despatched the Gunslinger,’ he acknowledged. Is that your different identify? ” “Kid stuff. a nasty funny story. ” “He didn’t sound amused. He’s going to name at midday with directions for you. ” “At the embassy? ” “No. I’m to take a room on the Excelsior. You’re to be there with me; you’re to get at the cell. ” “Son of a complain! ” Ogilvie sucked breath via his enamel. “That’s an issue? ” “He is familiar with the place i'm yet I don’t understand the place he's. He can watch me yet I can’t watch him. ” “What distinction does it make? He’s evidently keen to fulfill you. so as to take him, you’ve bought to satisfy with him. ” “You’re the hot boy at the block, Colonel, no offense meant. He’s forcing my hand on the best. ” “How so? ” “I’ll want men—Italians, ideally, as inconspicuous as possible—to stick to me whilst I depart the inn. ” “Why? ” “Because he may well take me? ” acknowledged the previous box guy reflectively. “From at the back of. On any crowded sidewalk. There isn’t a bounce he doesn’t be aware of. … a guy collapses on the street, a pal is helping him to a close-by motor vehicle. either american citizens, not anything phenomenal. ” “That presumes I won’t be with you. nonetheless, I’m the conduit. i'll make a case for my being there. ” “Definitely the hot boy; he’d head for Cairo. And if yon attempted to maintain me in sight, i've got an idea he’d spot you. No—” “Offense meant. … There are drawbacks. … I’ll get you your disguise.