Exit Alpha by Clinton Smith

By Clinton Smith

Whilst 5 superpowers positioned their heads jointly within the identify of worldwide political balance, the result's go out: the main lethal, secretive and effective intelligence corporation the area has ever identified, specialising within the removing and alternative of frustrating humans, be they political or non secular leaders, or scientists or someone.

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Suddenly she was diamond-hard. ’ Did she intend him to make the connection? Something rotten in . . ’ ‘I’m being carefully unspecific. It may not be him, but it’s one of us. ’ She nodded. ‘Full alert. ’ 7 NUDE WITH MIRROR T he cramped cabin they gave him had a fold-down desk, wardrobe and bunk. On the bunk was a towel. He needed a shower, then sleep. The washroom, four cabins down, vibrated with the ship. When he entered, a naked black woman was facing the mirrored wall, foot on a bench, paring her nails.

Above it all, antennas and SATCOM domes seemed to scrape the ragged bottoms of the clouds. He skirted plane-handling equipment, heading for one of the secured-back doors. As he stepped over the sill he lurched against the metal frame and realised how much the huge vessel moved. Inside stood a smart marine corporal who seemed to be some kind of honour guard but they were greeted by a thin lieutenant commander in crisp whites. ‘Afternoon, gentlemen. Scott Spencer, NSWC. I’m your nursemaid. And sorry about the transfer.

They made an incongruous pair. A large, thick-waisted woman wearing scuffed flatties and a pantsuit flecked with cigarette ash. Beside her, an elegantly dressed man with a sombre face and a gymnast’s body. Rhonda grasped Cain’s hand warmly. She was dowdy as always. Despite her large frame and thick figure, she could scrub up well when she bothered. But she mostly didn’t, preferring comfortable disarray. The too-sensual lower lip, the extra chin, the close-cut greying curls, the impish eyes . .

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