By Stuart Woods
Holly Barker, the small-town cop grew to become CIA agent, tracks a grasp of disguise-and a consummate killer. Iron Orchid, Stuart Woods's most recent within the Holly Barker sequence, pits the no-nonsense cop opposed to a really elusive killer-Teddy Fay, a villain first brought in Capital Crimes-and the sparks fly. gurus notion they'd visible the final of Teddy Fay-the ex-CIA tech wizard who kills his political pursuits for sport-when his aircraft exploded off the coast of Maine. yet they underestimated him as soon as, and they are at risk of doing so back. Now they have came upon irrefutable proof that he's alive and on his method to hit a bunch who won't ever see him coming. Holly, having resigned her place because the Orchid seashore leader of Police to paintings for the CIA, joins the elite job strength monitoring Fay in manhattan urban. There, she starts off to suspect that there are boulders being left unturned within the research. Fay turns out aware about too many secrets-and employs methods in basic terms an insider might comprehend. He starts off to choose off America's enemies one by means of one-and nobody turns out the wiser. Can Holly path her quarry and beat him at his personal online game? Can she get shut sufficient to discover him, and nonetheless hold her conceal? an opportunity assembly among Holly and Fay kick-starts a high-speed chase in the course of the canyons of midtown ny, the Metropolitan Opera apartment, valuable Park, and the United countries Plaza, all to avoid one other assassination ahead of Fay disappears again-maybe this time for stable. With the signature mixture of slick repartee and rapid-fire motion that has received Stuart Woods many fanatics through the years, Iron Orchid confirms simply why he's a grasp of the preferred crime novel.
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Mrs. Colville put what appeared to be a large identification card in front of her. ” Holly signed it and was taken down a hallway to a bare-bones photo studio and photographed. Colville left the paperwork with the photographer and returned to her office with Holly, where she handed her a thick envelope. “This is a document explaining all of your obligations and rights as an employee, everything from the health plan to the pension plan to your legal rights. ” The photographer came in and handed Colville a leather wallet.
I’m Harry Three. There are five Harrys, and I’ve already met the others. ” “Well, you’re way ahead of me,” Holly said. ” “I don’t think I should confirm or deny that,” Holly said. ” “Yeah, well you’re right. ” “I was really impressed with your shooting,” Harry Three said. ” Holly smiled and shook her head. ” Three replied, looking disgusted. “This goes against every natural instinct I have. ” “Ha, ha, ha,” Three said, glumly. ” “And that you are a first-generation American,” Holly said. “Yeah, sure; big deal, Sherlock.
She shook the woman’s hand and departed for the barn. During her short walk, she could not see anything that would reveal that the Farm was anything other than a farm. Even the parking lot didn’t look like a parking lot. She walked to a door in a corner of the barn and went inside. She was in a large dining hall with a cafeteria line down one wall. She served herself and took a table alone. The food was good, and no one joined her. When she had finished dessert, a young man approached, as if on cue.