By Lavie Tidhar
After Archangels materialise over the bloodbaths of WWII, they soak up place of dwelling in lots of the world's significant towns. yet what might take place if, greater than sector of a century later, anything by some means controlled to kill those preferrred beings? Killarney is familiar with and, as an agent operating for the Bureau, a British business enterprise that is so mystery it does not formally exist, she unearths herself embroiled within the outcomes as, one after the other, the Archangels die. Assigned to track a lacking cryptographer notion to have details at the murders, she travels from England, via France, heading for the frozen wastes of the USSR. yet there is an unknown 3rd social gathering rationale on preventing her, and there is God, who additionally has an time table. now not realizing who's good friend and who's foe, and with just a short glimpse of a swastika on angel wings as good info, Killarney struggles to stay alive lengthy adequate to glean adequate info to place jointly the items of the puzzle and whole what's, with out them, an most unlikely challenge.
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He’d lost Pickin in the Iran thing, but everyone knew Pickin was already on his last leg, and he lost it when the Savak men came for him that final time. Went out in style, though--they said the explosion had demolished an entire street, though I suspect that was an exaggeration. ” Seago took out a packet of cigarettes, Gauloises, how’s that for a bit of local colour? Not that Seago had any colour; he was as pale as a chalk mine, and as deep. ” He’s been here longer than I have. My suspicions were confirmed: they’d been building up to this for a long time and played me for the part, running me all the way, Turner, with his cold blood and his shrug that said, You could say no, knowing I wouldn’t.
I said. I was tired of sparring, and of partial truths, and we always get that way, deep into a mission and we’re feeling our way in the dark. ” “I don’t know,” he said. He also sounded tired. “It’s one of the things we’re trying to find out. We think someone is arranging the assassinations of the Archangels. ” He lit another cigarette, a third, and the earlier one was still burning. I suddenly realised how weary he was, and how frightened Whitehall must be to find the opposition--whoever they were--had the power to reach so closely into our most secret places.
The mission, and Sophie, I was focusing on Sophie, Sophie and breathing, controlling, Sophie, Sophie. And then I could see her, as I reached the top of the stairs and stood on the landing. She was standing by the window, an open window through which the full moon could be seen rising behind the turrets of Notre Dame. Sophie Stockard stood in a nightgown like those worn by hospital patients, with nothing underneath. Her bare feet seemed frozen to the ground; there were icicles around them, like diamond encampments.
An Occupation of Angels by Lavie Tidhar