By Duncan Kyle
Dr John Edwards, a British general practitioner residing and dealing in long island is drawn into the realm of energy politics and espionage whilst he by accident gets a plea for aid from a defecting Russian scientist. at the start handled with suspicion through the CIA, Edwards is reluctantly recruited right into a multi-national workforce tasked with the rescue of Professor Komarov and the secrets and techniques he holds on a weather engineering venture that could devastate the Western powers.
The merely challenge is that to rescue the Professor, the staff has first to traverse 200 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 felt very alone. I looked through the hole in the windscreen. Nothing moved. A quick glance through the side windows showed nothing either and I looked up to check the rear view mirror and met my own eyes. Getting in and out of an MG is something of an art, but I had mastered it long ago; one thing I never did was to knock the mirror out of line. So who had? I put a hand to adjust it and that was when I saw, reflected in it, the hole in the roof lining. It wasn’t a big gash: maybe four or five inches long, though I didn’t turn round to measure it, and there wasn’t much doubt, at least in my mind, what had caused it.
Had he friends in Russia. ’ ‘Not friends. He knew a few people, I think. He’d been to Russia a few times. Conferences. That sort of thing. But he did exchange papers sometimes with one man. ’ The envelope had been postmarked Moscow; I remembered that. ’ She said, ‘His name’s Frol Komarov. Very important, I think. ’ ‘Well, they met when Professor Ward went there. And I believe Komarov came here once, but that was before my time. ’ ‘I don’t think so. ’ ‘She frowned. ‘Then I don’t see …’ I was saying.
Then I saw it and urged myself forward: a Yellow cab had just put a fare down and was about to move away. I opened the door and fell in. ’ He just sat looking at me. ’ I glanced at the identity card by the glove compartment. ‘Five bucks a mile, Mr Kronsky,’ I said. ’ He moved. The cab pulled away from the sidewalk and out into the traffic, and I swung round and stared out of the rear window. A block back I thought I saw somebody running. ’ He swung out into Park Avenue, headed south, and I sighed with relief and sank back into the seat, but a twinge from my leg brought me upright again.
A Cage of Ice by Duncan Kyle