By Duncan Kyle
Dr John Edwards, a British healthcare professional residing and dealing in manhattan is drawn into the area of energy politics and espionage whilst he by accident gets a plea for support from a defecting Russian scientist. initially taken care of with suspicion by means of the CIA, Edwards is reluctantly recruited right into a multi-national crew tasked with the rescue of Professor Komarov and the secrets and techniques he holds on a weather engineering undertaking that may devastate the Western powers.
The basically challenge is that to rescue the Professor, the group has first to traverse 200 miles of the frozen Polar sea after which holiday right into a mystery Soviet deploy – and previous nuclear proving floor - at the island of Novaya Zemlya contained in the Arctic Circle.
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I slid down the other side of the wall and raced for the trees. My leg was aching badly now and all I could think of was getting far enough into those trees to be able to stop and give it a minute’s peace. If it had been summer I’d have thought about climbing up into the branches, but all the leaves were under my feet now in a damp, slippery yellow carpet, and the branches were bare. If I’d climbed I’d have been knocked down like a sitting quail. There was no way of knowing how far the woods extended, but I hoped it was all the way to Ohio and that somewhere in among the trees I’d be able to stop and try to breathe.
I didn’t see how I could have been, but this whole business was so damned unlikely I wasn’t prepared to doubt their capacities. CHAPTER FOUR I drove to Columbia University, parked the Chev and made my way to the library. I stood in the doorway looking around, glancing over my shoulder from time to time at the main entrance to see who followed me in. I kept it up for a few minutes, but they were all obvious students; you could tell by the hair. I’ve never seen so much hair. Both sexes wore it long and you could tell the men from the girls by their beards.
Hop in, bud,’ he said, leaning across to open the door for me. As I climbed in to the cab, I looked back along the road and saw the two men had got to the fence. ‘Thanks,’ I gasped, falling into the seat. 50 ‘You look all in, Doc,’ he said sympathetically. ’ I said, ‘I was chased. ’ ‘Philly. ’ He looked at me and grinned. ’ I looked at him. It had given me an idea. He was wearing a brown coverall and one of those flat caps that Englishmen, golfers and truck drivers wear. ’ He turned and stared at me hard.
A Cage of Ice by Duncan Kyle