The Contract by Gerald Seymour PDF

By Gerald Seymour

ISBN-10: 0441117287

ISBN-13: 9780441117284

Set opposed to a backdrop of the treacherous East/West German border, a trip into redemption for a disgraced British military officer calls for the defection of a most sensible flight Soviet scientist.

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Mr Mawby? .. ' 'Behind the clock there, he was running late. ' 'That's good for you, Henry. ' 'We're home, the boy's not dry ... He had a rough time in the water, Mr Mawby. When he turned her over I think he was trapped for a bit under the mainsail. ' 'It was the first thing he said to me, that his father had to be spared. ' 'A bit choked up about the girl not coming on the second leg. ' 'That's damned stupid, not much point in going through with this charade and then having his girlfriend disappear on the same night.

A lunatic and a fool, that had been Willi Guttmann. But would Moscow have sent an idiot. . That was the missing segment of the circle. He might find the answer in the boy's personal file. He would find no answer here, not in the rain and the cold and the wind. 'Mr Mawby? .. ' 'Behind the clock there, he was running late. ' 'That's good for you, Henry. ' 'We're home, the boy's not dry ... He had a rough time in the water, Mr Mawby. When he turned her over I think he was trapped for a bit under the mainsail.

He was aware that some of those in the Service who carried his own grading felt able to address the Assistant Secretary on first name terms. Sometimes it rankled that he had never received an invitation to do so. 'If we're lucky we get one of them a year. ' Carter often carried in his coat pocket a dried out crust taken surreptitiously from the kitchen. He ground a piece of bread to crumbs in his pocket and threw them discreetly in the direction of a pair of chaffinches, and saw with pleasure how their greed surpassed their caution.

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