By Jack Hayes
Meet Rook. A former secret agent became reporter, his existence is deliberate like a video game of chess. each circulate has an goal - and is performed strategically, and with overall focus.
In the tranquil paradise of Hawaii, amid the palm timber and sunshine, he's approximately to play out the best online game of his existence. And the deadliest. A fellow journalist - operating the paper's Hawaii bureau - has disappeared. not anyone understands why, or the place? He was once at the path of 1 of the best scoops of all time - a narrative that brings jointly the entire powers competing for keep an eye on of the Pacific.
Rook is decided to determine. As he begins to dig, Rook quickly reveals he's at the run - from intelligence businesses, governments, police forces and from his personal earlier. he'll desire all his survival abilities to outwit them, simply because a lifeless guy can upward thrust as soon as. yet now not two times.
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Then I’m going into business. ” “Like the navy, sir. ” “It’s not so much the boats, Captain. It’s the people. ” 44 R. ” Lake smiled and hesitated. Speaking his mind to his captain obviously made him uncomfortable. “Go ahead and give it to me straight, Scott,” Edwards said in a friendly tone, and then added. “You’ll be a civilian in a few hours anyway. ” Lake sighed and took the binoculars away from his face. “I don’t like the idea of a system that is made to serve itself, sir. I’ve been on board now for a little over three years, and things have never changed.
There is something else, Captain,” Miller said. ” “Last night, I gave permission to the engineering ofﬁcer of the watch to cross connect the seawater cooling systems for maintenance on one of the heat exchangers. ” “A couple hours after I gave authorization I ﬁnd out that one of the mechanics performing the maintenance operated a valve out of sequence, knocking out the whole auxiliary seawater system. It was only a temporary loss, very brief. ” Edwards knew the answer before he had asked. Ensign Yi had been having trouble of late.
A department head had to want it. He had to be willing to make sacriﬁces. And, he had to be lucky. Lately, the engineer’s luck had been running thin, and Edwards was growing concerned about him. The engineering department had failed a surprise inspection by the Department of Naval Reactors when Providence stopped in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, just before starting the journey home. The failure was a potential blow to the engineer’s career, and he hadn’t taken it very well. The man was naturally high-strung, 28 R.
Dead Man Rising by Jack Hayes