Alpha To Omega by William Lynhope

By William Lynhope

The darkish cloud over Britain won't go back. We definitely desire don't have any worry of traveling via teach, Tube or bus in London or the other city.’

Seven years later and Andrew Aitken re-reads the newspaper slicing he tore out and saved. the point of interest of such a lot policing and safety lately has been the London Olympics; yet now not for Aitken. For him, there's a puzzle to resolve whose roots pre-date the 1948 London Olympics. This turns into extra advanced via the brutal homicide of an aged former MI6 officer hooked up to the case he's now engaged on. Aitken quickly turns into confident that this killing isn't the final result of an obvious theft that has long past unsuitable, yet a planned cold-blooded homicide, made to appear just like the aftermath of a break-in.

From a chain of it appears unconnected incidents, ahead of and after the previous man’s loss of life, a strange photo starts off to emerge. whereas investigating one of many leads, Aitken stumbles throughout (or really is passed through one other intelligence organization) info in relation to attainable terrorist job. So delicate is that this details that Aitken is suspended from accountability and the case he has been engaged on is halted.

Having stumbled on who he believes to be the outdated man’s killer and the cause of the killing, he's now powerless to pursue the problem extra. He wiles away the times of his suspension anticipating the terrorist assault to take place. Aitken is unaware, notwithstanding, that in other places the previous man’s killer and others are making plans whatever way more devastating than he or any of his colleagues may perhaps ever have imagined or deliberate for.

Apparently unconnected members and occasions progressively demonstrate a unmarried thread of connectivity; and seeds sown a long time past begin to bring on their harvest.

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When she did appear, somewhat pink faced and girlish, it was to inform me that she had found something suitable to wear that evening. 0d. I assumed, without further discussion, my participation in the gift and duly proffered my half of the cost. 30 and walked up Cornmarket to the High. It was a perfect summer evening and as we walked she talked about her own student days. She was relaxed, yet bubbly and this came through in her appearance. Her new dress, although quite plain, complemented her hair and complexion.

As we were making our way upstairs, she suddenly stopped, turned to me and smiled one of her rare, unexpectedly charming smiles. ‘If we are going to carry on with this project, perhaps we should be a little less formal, particularly when we are not working. ’ I am not sure if I responded, but I was certainly happy with the suggestion. We reached the landing, said our goodnights and headed in opposite directions towards our respective bedrooms. My whole body had started to ache. The day’s sporting exertions on top of the previous fall were beginning to take their toll.

Her marital status seemed to be somewhat at odds with her probable abilities and background, but that was of no concern or relevance to us. And it was, of course, a very different social environment to the one we now live in. The second woman was already a widow before her child was born. Her husband, an army captain, had been killed while in charge of a detachment clearing landmines some three months earlier. She was twenty-nine and, under the circumstances, quite bright and positive. The third and final member of the group was quite a bit older and there was an outside chance that her child might be born on her fortieth birthday.

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