By Barry Eisler
For Delilah, the Mossad's best seductress, the parameters of the project have been regimen. The contractor: MI6. the target: infiltrate an apprehension community, this one working out of London. The stakes: a sequence of poison gasoline assaults on civilian inhabitants centers.
There's only one wrinkle. the objective is a woman--as clever, appealing, and dedicated as Delilah herself. And for a cynical operative thrust unexpectedly out of her aspect, the twists and turns of the undercover agent video game are nowhere close to as harmful because the secrets and techniques and needs of the human heart.
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We protested to the United States against several previous aggressive acts of this kind and brought them to the attention of the United Nations Security Council. " Then the surprise. Five days before, on May Day, "early in the morning, at 5:36 Moscow time, an American plane crossed our frontier 50 and continued its flight deep into Soviet territory. . " The packed auditorium broke into pandemonium, shaking with applause and wild cheers, stamping their feet. "Just imagine what would have happened had a Soviet aircraft appeared over New York, Chicago or Detroit," he added, "How would the United States have reacted?
Immediately, an alert was telephoned to command headquarters and air defense staff officers were summoned to their posts. In still-darkened Moscow, gaily decorated for the grand May Day celebration, a telephone rang next to Party Chairman Khrushchev's bed. "Minister of Defense Marshal Malinovsky reporting," said the voice on the other end. Malinovsky told his boss that a U-2 had crossed the border from Afghanistan and was flying in the direction of Sverdlovsk, in central Russia. "Shoot down the plane by whatever means," barked the Soviet leader.
The issue of what action to take against Israel was hotly debated. " Harold Stassen objected but John Foster Dulles answered, "One thing at least was clear: We do not approve of murder. We have simply got to refrain from resorting to force in settling international disputes. " Eisenhower agreed. In London, the heavy pressures exerted by the United States, Russia, and the international community had become too great. A cease-fire was agreed to, thus ending one of the most serious confrontations America had faced since the end of World War II.