Zach asked Josie what she really thought of the present state of affairs. aIam tempted to use that line from my favorite movie, aFrankly, my dear, I donat give a damn.aa aOkay, Scarlet. But surely you are concerned over whatas been going on. That famous memory of yours must be putting ... what do you call them? Oh, yes, patches. Arenat you putting two and two together and getting five? Thatas what you usually do.a It was Josieas turn to laugh. aHonestly, Zach, what Iam putting together reads like a script for a bad spy movie. We have nothing but red herrings, a mishmash of motley characters from various parts of the globe, more spies than villains, an attempted kidnapping, a fistfight, a car chase, a car blown up, a car accident, an escape on a motorcycle, nefarious thugs, virtuous good guys, covert agencies falling over covert agencies, a safe house or hideout, as the case may be, drug smuggling, romantic intrigue, false passports, not to mention changing locales: an offshore bank, an Irish pub, a travel plaza, a small animal hospital, and marinas up and down the east coast. We even have a plateful of old ops: Seagull, Mulberry Bush, Polaris. Iave even had to revisit the Patches program. The inmates are running the asylum.a aSo you think weare being set up?a aThatas what bothers me. Just what are we doing in this particular script? Why Chipley Island? Why round up all these old spies? Why here?aIta#39;s not so much the question mark as an interrogation point, but the direction of the tail. ... aThat does make sense. ... aMac is or was the spy worlda#39;s best sniper, yet in a house, an enclosed area, he shoots at Miss Lindy and merely wounds her.
|Title||:||A Patchwork of Old Spies|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2015-05-11|