By Cliff Ryder
When a double agent in Cuba abruptly disappears, there is a main issue that he may need long gone rogue, operating opposed to Room fifty nine and the realm at huge. yet one of many agency's most sensible spymasters has a blood tie to the operative in query, which leaves him with an agonizing selection: let the project to be scrubbed, and depart millions to die within the ensuing bloodbath--or probability every thing he is familiar with, together with his occupation, to maintain his mystery deeply buried.
Room fifty nine is a multinational policing service provider sanctioned to terminate worldwide threats that governments cannot contact. Its high-level operatives are pro within the risky video game of espionage and counterterrorism. A Room fifty nine undertaking places every thing at the line; feelings run excessive, and so does the physique count.
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The Cuban army can field anywhere from forty-five to sixty thousand soldiers, probably double that with conscripts, along with artillery and land armor to match, including tanks. They don’t have much of an air force nowadays, but can probably put some gunships up to pin down a force long enough for 50 CLIFF RYDER the army to engage at will. ” Jonas leaned forward. “All good points. ” Denny snorted. “Of Castro? The man’s bulletproof, for god’s sake. ” “Yes, but when something is tried six hundred times and fails, that makes those who try the next time all the more determined to succeed,” Jonas replied.
There are several advantages for me to be the point agent on this mission. First, the majority of our American agents are ex-military, and therefore listed as such on rosters everywhere, despite the agency’s best efforts to remove or suppress that information. ” Denny stroked his chin as he weighed the possibilities. “What cover were you thinking of going in under? ” The Powers That Be 53 “If the exiles already have an existing contact with a PMC, that would simply cause unnecessary tension. ” “Exactly.
One, it sounds like there’s no time, and two, given the high levels of secret police and informants on the island, we wouldn’t know if we could trust anyone there. Regardless of his past performance, Marcus is an excellent choice. ” Judy smiled tightly. “Very well. If Jonas can reroute or clear his schedule, and Denny, with your approval, as this still falls under your oversight, by the way—” “Then let’s get to it,” the rangy Tennessean replied. ” “Then it’s agreed,” Kate said. “Denny, please contact Marcus and offer my apologies, but I’m afraid we’ll need him to be ready to go in the next twelve hours.