By Stephen L. Carter
A riveting secret agent mystery, Jericho's Fall is the spellbinding tale of a tender girl working for her existence from shadowy govt forces. In a secluded mountain retreat, Jericho Ainsley, former CIA director and previous secretary of safeguard, is demise of melanoma. To his bedside he has referred to as Rebecca DeForde, a tender, unmarried mom, who was his lover. rather than easily bidding farewell, even though, Ainsley imparts an explosive mystery and DeForde unearths herself thrown right into a global of overseas intrigue, concerning ex-CIA executives, neighborhood police, inner most investigators, or even a US senator. with out one to belief, DeForde is by surprise at the run, hoping on her personal wits and the teachings she discovered from Ainsley to stick alive.
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The old spy nodded. “He’s missed you, Rebecca. You have no idea how he’s missed you. ” “But he does. We’re the A & A boys, remember? He tells me everything, Rebecca, and, believe me, the year and a half with you was the happiest time of Jericho’s life. ” She blushed, and went on blushing. ” Dak still had not released her hands. His long fingers were warm and strong and loose and confident, the fingers of a man on good terms with tools of all kinds. If half the stories were true, these fingers had committed astonishing violence.
You do this one. Just be mean, and he’ll go away. You remember how to do that, right? Be mean? ” Before Beck could answer, Pamela had the door open. ” Beck said, once she realized that everybody was waiting for her. “Rebecca! What a pleasure to see you again. Remember me? Clark. ” The redheaded visitor unveiled a brilliant smile, and held out a slender hand for a shake before Beck quite needed it. Then held on. His grasp was confiding, like an invitation to intimacy. She had no memory of ever meeting him before, so she supposed he was the type who greeted everyone that way, just in case.
No, said Audrey as the couple drove off down the drive. She did not want them arrested. The crumbling van looked better this way, defaced by a human hand rather than the random workings of road salt and acid rain. “There isn’t any acid rain in Colorado,” said Pamela, sourly. The next time the doorbell rang, she refused to answer, and so it was Audrey who actually admitted Dak. He stepped into the great room with no more ceremony than a plumber, for Phil Agadakos remained, as Jericho had once called him, a man of no presence.
Jericho's Fall by Stephen L. Carter