By Duncan Kyle
Dr John Edwards, a British health professional residing and dealing in manhattan is drawn into the area of energy politics and espionage while he by accident gets a plea for support from a defecting Russian scientist. at the beginning taken care of with suspicion by way of the CIA, Edwards is reluctantly recruited right into a multi-national group tasked with the rescue of Professor Komarov and the secrets and techniques he holds on a weather engineering venture which may devastate the Western powers.
The merely challenge is that to rescue the Professor, the workforce has first to traverse 200 miles of the frozen Polar sea after which holiday right into a mystery Soviet deploy – and previous nuclear proving floor - at the island of Novaya Zemlya contained in the Arctic Circle.
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Blood, anyway. But there was nothing so dramatic, and when I tilted his body forward there was no hole or cut in the smooth material of his coat. It was beginning to look like natural causes. I turned to the door, intending to behave like a good citizen and call the police, but two things got in the way. The first was his desk, a big, handsome mahogany affair with a tooled leather top in red. Papers were scattered all over it. I do mean scattered, and Professor Ward didn’t strike me as the type to work with papers all over the place, some right way up and some not.
He told me the licence number. ’ I felt suddenly cold, and looked up at him. ‘It’s not true. ’ he said. Jane was staring at me, too. She was deeply suspicious now. But there was no way of denying it; they’d have checked the number. ‘Yes. ’ Clammy sweat prickled in my hair. I said, ‘The MG’s in New York. ’ ‘Sure,’ he said. ‘That’s why it was seen here. Around three o’clock. But we’ll play it your way. ’ ‘I was—’ I hesitated. I had been in my apartment, staring at the ceiling and wondering, but there wasn’t a way in the world of proving it.
Ahead of me a car pulled away from the kerb and drove away sedately. It was a sedate street. But finally I saw it and turned into the driveway, stopped the car and got out. The gravel crunched under my feet as I walked towards the four steps that led up to the front porch. It was one of those big, old, white-painted, wooden houses with louvred shutters on the windows and plenty of both space and charm. Businessmen’s homes are painted oftener, but I’d settle for one 43 like this. The bell was set in the door pillar and I pressed it.
A Cage of Ice by Duncan Kyle