By Duncan Kyle
Dr John Edwards, a British medical professional residing and dealing in manhattan is drawn into the realm of energy politics and espionage whilst he unintentionally gets a plea for aid from a defecting Russian scientist. initially taken care of with suspicion via the CIA, Edwards is reluctantly recruited right into a multi-national staff tasked with the rescue of Professor Komarov and the secrets and techniques he holds on a weather engineering venture which may devastate the Western powers.
The basically challenge is that to rescue the Professor, the crew has first to traverse 2 hundred miles of the frozen Polar sea after which holiday right into a mystery Soviet set up – and previous nuclear proving floor - at the island of Novaya Zemlya contained in the Arctic Circle.
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I pulled out my wallet and showed him. ’ I couldn’t think of a reason. Cupidity was the best answer. ’ Then I grinned. ’ His foot went to the brake again, but I said we’d make the change when we found a garage and I could either get a cab or hire a car. I drove back along the road in the hire car. It was a Chevy this time and I reckoned by the time Hertz and Avis were through with me I’d spend the rest of my life in Sing-Sing. I was spreading their cars over the countryside like a man sowing corn and it’s not the kind of treatment they appreciate.
I headed uptown. The American Geographical Society dwelt in one of those hushed, old-fashioned buildings only Academe can manage to have these days. It smelled of furniture polish and you could almost hear the years of grave discussion still vibrating. I told the inquiry window what I wanted and was shown in to see a middle-aged lady called Phelps. She said, ‘I’m not sure if I can help, Doctor Edwards. ’ ‘I’m looking for Professor Edwards. ’ She smiled. ’ 38 She went away into another office and came back carrying a book.
She glanced at me. ’ ‘And he’d know,’ the detective said slowly. ’ ‘I found him,’ I said. ‘I went to his house—’ ‘Yeah. We were told. Last night. In the early hours. ’ He told me the licence number. ’ I felt suddenly cold, and looked up at him. ‘It’s not true. ’ he said. Jane was staring at me, too. She was deeply suspicious now. But there was no way of denying it; they’d have checked the number. ‘Yes. ’ Clammy sweat prickled in my hair. I said, ‘The MG’s in New York. ’ ‘Sure,’ he said. ‘That’s why it was seen here.
A Cage of Ice by Duncan Kyle