By Noah Boyd
Ex-FBI agent Steve Vail navigates a maze of hidden codes and brain-teasing puzzles to stick sizzling at the path of a band of Russian spies during this breathtaking follow-up to his New York Times bestselling debut, The Bricklayer.
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In reality, it’s the explanation I dislike the folk who retain stepping into the best way of it. ” “That sounds extra like a clarification than a safety, Vail. ” “Of all of the occasions Luke helped me in Detroit—and a few of them have been beautiful contact and go—the man by no means as soon as requested me for a desire. until eventually final evening. ” “Sorry. It’s simply that i'd have concept you had sufficient to do. ” “I bet that’s in the event you discover if anyone is really worthy your friendship. ” “Were you capable of support him? ” “I gave him a couple of feedback. I’m unsure he wanted them. He’s now not the man I’d wish after me,” Vail acknowledged. “You able to watch that disc? Or did you peek final evening, Katie? ” “No. ” She took it out of her briefcase. “But i used to be a bit stunned you depended on me with it. ” “It wasn’t me trusting you that was once the problem—it was once me trusting me if I hung on to it. ” She laughed cynically. “Oh, honesty. Is that your most up-to-date tactic to lie to me? ” “I figured if whatever might hold you off stability, it'd be telling the reality. it sounds as if that’s unlikely to paintings both. ” She set the disc within the DVD participant. at the display screen monitor, they famous the assembly room on the Denton secure residence. It used to be by means of a number of seconds of static after which via somebody protecting a hand-printed register entrance of the digicam. On it have been written the date, the time, and the identify Charles Dennis Pollock. “That may still get rid of any guesswork approximately who’s starring during this little creation. ” Another few seconds of static have been by way of males sitting within the room. Pollock, recognizable from his security-background photograph, was once unknowingly dealing with the digital camera. He opened a briefcase that used to be at the flooring subsequent to him and passed a sheaf of papers to the opposite guy. In flip, the fellow, who conscientiously by no means permit any of his face be uncovered, passed Pollock 3 bundles of accounts after which in seriously accented English demanded, greater than asked, that or not it's counted. whereas Pollock obliged, the handler intentionally held up the files he had got and slowly paged via them in order that they should be captured on video. numerous had categorised stamped throughout them. Pollock then put the cash in his briefcase. a short dialogue ensued approximately what different fabric Pollock may provide. The monitor back went to static. Vail fast-forwarded it until eventually the tip. there has been not anything else on it. “That’s it? What in regards to the golden thread or no matter what you name it? ” “The golden cord,” Vail stated. “I don’t be aware of. ” “Maybe Calculus used to be simply screwing with us and wrote ‘Ariadne’ at the envelope to frustrate us so we’d be keen to pay extra. ” “That’s possible. Spies do love brain video games. might be Pollock by some means has the reply to whoever’s subsequent. There’s just one strategy to discover. ” “You are looking to arrest him? ” “That does appear to be the following logical step now that we've got irrefutable proof that he’s a undercover agent. ” “Then I’ve bought to allow invoice Langston comprehend. ” “Come on, Kate. you recognize that discovering the subsequent identify goes to be difficult adequate with no dealing with the process.