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A younger journalist uncovers what may be the world’s largest conspiracy—if simply he can end up it

For years, Chi Sandwith has written approximately such things as alien abductions, puppet masters, and brainwashing. He’s now not a “conspiracy theorist” though—he’s a significant journalist and a seeker of the reality. whilst Chi meets a guy who claims to be a former undercover agent, it seems like facts of an incredible conspiracy has landed correct within the reporter’s lap.
 
yet can Chi think a unmarried be aware he hears from the pro liar? And why is the outdated spook so cause on introducing Chi to a lady who may possibly disclose the agent’s darkish previous? Over the process 1 day, Chi is confronted with spies, anarchists, a tough-as-nails policewoman, a hugely necessary fridge, and a really harsh fact: he's a rank novice in an international of risky professionals . . .
 
The desire for Fear is a better half novella to Strangled Silence

 

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The outdated undercover agent swung his correct elbow again into the man’s nostril, drove the heel of his left hand into the man’s sternum, after which seized the can of pepper spray from the cop’s belt as he tottered backward. the opposite copper, handcuffs in hand, tried to get Robert in an armlock, yet Robert swiveled and sprayed the pepper spray into his face. The copper cried out, rubbing frantically at his eyes. Harriet roared at her father, her expression certainly one of consternation as she ran round the vehicle and kicked him within the kneecap. He yelled in soreness and stumbled again. She seized a baton from a fallen policeman’s belt and raised it, able to strike. Chi couldn’t watch what used to be going to ensue subsequent. “She used to be attempting to get you out of here,” he stated urgently to Sharon, clasping her hand in his. “She had the proper thought. you must make that assembly. It’s vital. ” “What? How do you know approximately that? ” “I recognize much. 5 mins, that’s all I’m requesting. Then I’ll get out of the cab and from your existence. ” hiking into the automobile, Sharon slid alongside the seat to create space for Chi, who received in and closed the door at the back of him. someplace within reach, he knew, cameras have been taking pictures the assembly. He smiled ruefully at Sharon because the taxi pulled away, wishing he may perhaps clarify why he’d simply infected the most important tale of her profession. bankruptcy 14: the tip of the line Sharon knew what sort of author Chi was—Harriet had warned her—but she listened to him all of the related, recording it together with her telephone, open-minded and keen to exploit any resource of data, convinced that she may perhaps make sure it later and discard it if it appeared unreliable. And Chi advised her every thing he knew. Suppressing his bitterness at his position, he gave her adequate standpoint to attach the items of the tale that she already had. He defined the fake flag operation Robert had depicted, the brainwashed terrorists that may give you the justification for a battle in Sinnostan, and the plan to create a surveillance kingdom. He defined how the Scalps may generate the general public worry had to effectively abolish the idea that of privateness, giving the govt. unheard of strength over its electorate. He even instructed her concerning the phrases at the refrigerator tough drive—and that Robert Caul was once one in all his resources, which appeared to supply Sharon a flush of delight. maybe she’d desired to check with the previous undercover agent approximately his paintings for a very long time, yet Harriet had by no means allowed it. Chi, completely depressing now, watched her take it in. while he talked, he questioned how a lot of it was once real, or if Robert had lied via his tooth concerning the conspiracy, too. maybe there has been anything fullyyt varied occurring and the entire brainwashing factor used to be only a ploy to deflect consciousness from the genuine tale. there have been such a lot of knots within the narrative, there has been no option to determine of the reality anymore. both method, it didn’t subject what Sharon discovered concerning the complete factor. Her reporting, and her acceptance, will be discredited by way of her organization with Chi, and he may play his half in complete.

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