Chasing Ivan: An Achilles Novella

By Tim Tigner

Europe's smartest criminal,
   versus America's top spy.

And then there is bad emily,
   stuck in between.
_______________________________

Rumor has it there is a Russian you could flip to if you are very wealthy, and want soiled deeds refrained from a hint. The CIA calls him Ivan the Ghost simply because he is operated for years with no leaving a path or revealing his face. 

Until now.
For the 1st time in historical past, Ivan seems to be to have slipped. The CIA's new director units Agent Kyle Achilles on an intercept path, surveilling the daughter of a British flesh presser. Then Ivan pulls off a masterful con, and Emily vanishes.
With Emily's existence, his occupation, and America's popularity at stake, Achilles companions with an not going new agent he meets in Monte Carlo. jointly they try and get one step sooner than the mythical Russian, whereas rubbing elbows with the ultra-rich in a high-tech overseas chase.

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It was once a flexible outfit, a sensible choice. The ash-gray colour matched her eyes, which hinted at a hearth inside. “Thanks. ” She passed me an earpiece. “We’ll manage to speak utilizing those. Hop on. Emily’s aircraft is on procedure. ” I already had an earpiece linking me to Oscar. I thought of swapping it with Jo’s, yet ended up sticking hers in my left ear as a substitute. i wanted to watch either. It was once beginning to get crowded in my head. I’d ridden lots of recreation motorcycles through the years, yet by no means at the again. The rear seat rose approximately 4 inches above the driver’s, which mixed with the seven or so I had on Jo, placed my head above hers like a totem pole. My hands have been lengthy sufficient that i may have simply grabbed the handlebars besides, yet that may be harmful. I needed to carry directly to Jo as a substitute. Tethering a 200 twenty pound weight to one hundred twenty pound publish didn’t make loads of feel. Neither did putting the bike’s heart of gravity to date again. the fast force to Jo’s chosen statement element was once sufficient to make that seen. She hit the kickstand and acknowledged, “You should still sit up straight entrance. ” “The physics do seem to prefer that association. ” As we switched, Emily’s airplane taxied into its disembarkation place close to the VIP car parking zone. “I’ve bought a monocular within the left pannier if you would like it,” Jo acknowledged. “Thanks. What else you were given in there? ” “A couple of suppressed Glocks, a few flash-bangs, a lock-picking gun, a directional microphone, and a Range-R radar process. ” Range-R radar appears via partitions like X-rays via flesh. Very cool. the hot unit gave the look of a heavy-duty cellphone, and was once a literal lifesaver in breaching events — for the great men. The undesirable men, no longer a lot. “They gave you the newest sweets. ” “We do are inclined to stay alongside of type the following, if not anything else. What’s our undertaking? ” “What did they inform you? ” “Just that we’re following the passengers of a personal jet in hopes that they’ll lead us to a high-value goal. additionally that Director Rider is for my part observing this one, so it’s make it or holiday it for my profession. ” Jo used to be modest and direct. My opinion of her was once turning out to be by way of the minute. “What have been you doing ahead of the CIA approached you? ” “Long tale. Who’s the objective? ” “Ivan the Ghost. ” “Who? ” If Jo didn’t comprehend Ivan, she wasn’t former DGSE or DGSI. in reality, she wasn’t coming from any legislations enforcement service provider within the northern hemisphere. “He’s the man you visit for those who desire soiled deeds performed discretely, and you’ve bought seven figures to pay for it. we predict he’s Russian, hence Ivan, yet we’re no longer even convinced of that. not anyone ever sees him coming and he by no means leaves a hint, therefore The Ghost. ” “Until now, I assemble. ” “Exactly. ” “Which is why the Director is concerned. ” “It will be a big win for him correct out of the gate. ” “I understand,” she spoke back, with an inflection that advised me she used to be accustomed to Rider’s political scenario. “Why haven’t I heard of Ivan the Ghost ahead of this? ” “He leaves neither path nor hint that couldn’t be defined away through undesirable success and situation.

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