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By Brian Haig

Within the worst case of treason in U.S. heritage, normal William Morrison has been charged with a panoramic array of crimes. Oddsmakers provide Sean Drummond 0 probability of saving his purchaser from a dying sentence. although, his legal responsibility runs deeper than just expert: Morrison's spouse, a CIA government, has begged Sean to avoid wasting her husband, and Drummond does not are looking to disappoint his past love. regardless of ever-more-damning intelligence leaks that paint Morrison as worse than Bene- dict Arnold, Drummond bulls forward and is derived to suspect that this straightforward case of treason is absolutely a chess video game being performed on the optimum degrees through the easiest and brightest-one within which Morrison is basically a pawn.

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