By Alastair MacNeill
The African country of Zimbala has a brand new chief, yet an individual wishes him useless – and the single guy who is familiar with information of the hit is being hunted via UNACO’s best agent on an unlawful venture of private vengeance. Can UNACO cease their most sensible murderer from killing his nemesis?
Alphonse Mobuto has governed the nation of Zimbala for forty-five years. On his demise, the Presidency passes to his eldest son, Jamel. decided to introduce democracy and rid Zimbala of his father’s oppressive regime, Jamel faces retribution from those that as soon as benefited from it.
In ny to carry a huge speech on the UN, Jamel is an visible objective for an assassin’s bullet. The time and position of the assassination are identified via just one guy, Jean Jacque Bernard, a world terrorist and now a CIA operative.
Clearly a case for UNACO. yet deputy director Serge Kolchinsky realizes he has a in all probability explosive scenario on his palms. For he discovers crack staff member Mike Graham has long gone AWOL. Graham is in Beirut on a strictly unlawful challenge of private vengeance - to trace down and kill Bernard…
Fast-paced and compulsive, Time of the Assassins is the fourth novel to be written through Alastair MacNeill from a close tale define by way of Alistair MacLean. even if MacLean died in 1987, it truly is was hoping that his many enthusiasts will locate that those novels provide a similar velocity and pleasure because the bestsellers by way of the grasp himself.
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With the current di≈culties of courier links between [foreign diplomatic] missions, it is possible that they are currently sending more material in cipher than they will do once movement becomes relatively easy again. The result of this change will be twofold. First, the cipher telegrams will contain less important material; second, fewer telegrams will make breaking the cipher more di≈cult. It should also be mentioned that the lifting of exit restrictions from the UK will make it easier for missions to use OTP [One-Time Pad cipher system]; it will be easier and more secure for their couriers to move around with diplomatic bags.
England will thus be turned into a huge armed camp ready for the decisive invasion of the continent. We expect to have an American army of at least a million in England and the world’s strongest air force by the summer. The great o√ensive. 14. Controlling the entire North African coast, we will be able to deal a heavy blow to the Axis powers in the southern part of Europe, but the fatal thrust has to be delivered from the west. Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon and even Egypt are not in a position to be used to launch the vast army that will be needed for the great o√ensive.
B. Persian Embassy: Our agent there may stay at his post. He reports on various activities and o≈cial work but does not supply any documents. c. Swedish Mission: The agent is over sixty years of age, has worked for the Swedes for more than thirty years and is very loyal towards them. During the war, he worked well for us for purely patriotic motives, but it will be di≈cult to convince him to continue betraying his masters during peacetime unless some speciﬁc case arises and we will be able to assure him that, from the national point of view, there are truly serious reasons for him to do so.
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