By Lavie Tidhar
After Archangels materialise over the bloodbaths of WWII, they absorb place of abode in lots of the world's significant towns. yet what could occur if, greater than sector of a century later, whatever in some way controlled to kill those ideal beings? Killarney understands and, as an agent operating for the Bureau, a British service provider that is so mystery it does not formally exist, she unearths herself embroiled within the outcomes as, one after the other, the Archangels die. Assigned to track a lacking cryptographer inspiration to have details at the murders, she travels from England, via France, heading for the frozen wastes of the USSR. yet there is an unknown 3rd occasion purpose on preventing her, and there is God, who additionally has an time table. no longer understanding who's pal and who's foe, and with just a short glimpse of a swastika on angel wings as stable details, Killarney struggles to stay alive lengthy adequate to glean enough info to place jointly the items of the puzzle and entire what's, with out them, an very unlikely challenge.
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Not knowing the full extent of the mission doesn’t worry me; in fact I prefer it that way; if the executive in the field knew too much about the mission she would begin worrying. I prefer relying on myself to figure it out without getting killed, but what I didn’t like was that they had tried very hard to make it sound routine, and they had lied. ” I’d asked the clerk at Avis, and she’d said the call had come through the day before. Which meant this was no holiday away in Paris, no simple missing person job; this was the real thing and all bets were off.
It gets cold up there. At 04:15 we touched Dover and at 05:30 I was back in London, alive, and the adrenaline wearing off and needing release, and I went to find Ben and woke him up, which he didn’t mind at all. Chapter 2 There was chanting at Trafalgar Square, protesters walking up and down with plaques that said WHAT DO THEY WANT? THEY WANT POWER and A MANIFESTATION TOO MANY, and it started to rain, not the usual kind of drizzle but the temporary, great outpouring of the sky, and I cursed and flagged down a cab.
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