By Robert Ludlum
Michael Havelock’s global died on a moonlit seashore at the Costa Brava as he watched his associate and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, successfully gunned down by means of his personal supplier. There’s not anything left for him yet to surrender the sport, get out. Then, in a single frantic second on a crowded railroad platform in Rome, Havelock sees Jenna. Racing around the world looking for his attractive betrayer, Havelock is now marked for demise through either U.S. and Russian assassins, trapped in an important mosaic of treachery created via a top-level mole with the realm in his fist: Parsifal.
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No. He’ll be the following a month sooner than the trimester begins. ” “Did he say the place he was once going from Athens? ” “No. ” “We’ll watch the airports. thanks, Birchtree. ” The Rome Havelock had come to go to was once no longer the Rome within which he cared to stick. moves have been far and wide, the chaos compounded through unstable Italian tempers that erupted on each road nook, each wood line, within the parks and round the fountains. Mail were strewn in gutters, including to the uncollected rubbish; taxis have been scarce—practically nonexistent—and many of the eating places have been closed due to the loss of deliveries. The poliziotti, having taken enough abuse, have been on a piece stoppage, snarling additional the traditional madness of Rome’s site visitors, and because the phones have been a part of the government’s postal carrier, they functioned on a degree lower than general, which made them rattling close to most unlikely. the town used to be filled with one of those hysteria, which was once irritated by way of another stern papal decree—from a foreigner, a polacco! —that used to be at odds with each innovative step seeing that Vatican II. Giovanni Ventitreesimo! Dove sei? It was once his moment evening, and Michael had left his pensions at the through Due Macelli over hours sooner than, strolling approximately the mile to the through Flaminia Vecchia in hopes of discovering a favourite eating place open. It was once no longer, and no quantity of endurance introduced forth a taxi to convey him again to the Spanish Steps. achieving the north finish of the through Veneto, he was once heading towards the facet highway that might dispose of the crowds within the gaudy carnival that used to be the Veneto whilst he observed it—a poster within the lighted window of a commute organisation proclaiming the glories of Venice. Why now not? Why the hell no longer? The floating passivity of now not making plans integrated surprising adjustments in plans. He checked out his watch; it used to be slightly eight-thirty, most likely too overdue to get out to the airport and likelihood a reservation on a aircraft, but when he remembered correctly—and he did—the trains saved operating until eventually middle of the night out of Rome. Why no longer a teach? The lazy, circuitous journey from Brindisi by means of rail, passing via countrysides that had now not replaced in centuries, have been startlingly attractive. He may well pack his unmarried suitcase in mins, stroll to the educate station in twenty. without doubt the money he was once prepared to pay might get him lodgings; if no longer, he may possibly continuously go back to the through Due Macelli. He had paid for per week upfront. Forty-five mins later Havelock gone through the massive portals of the big Ostia Railroad station, outfitted by way of Mussolini within the halcyon days of trumpets and drums and marching boots and trains that ran on time. Italian used to be now not Michael’s top language, yet he may perhaps learn it good adequate: Biglietto in step with Venezia. Prima classe. the road used to be brief and his good fortune held. The famed Freccia della Laguna was once leaving in 8 mins, and if the signore needed to pay the top rate scale, he can have the best lodgings in terms of his personal compartment He so wanted, and because the clerk stamped his ornate price ticket, he was once advised that the Freccia was once leaving from binario trentasei, a twin platform a number of soccer fields clear of the counter.