Day of the Assassins: A Jack Christie Adventure 1

By Johnny O'Brien

"Within the 1st suspenseful pages, readers will locate an interesting historical/science fiction story that has intrigue, hazard, and a bit romance. . . . From an explosive get away out of captivity to a muchanticipated scene that comes to a decision the destiny of global warfare I, the top of the e-book has lots of action." —SCHOOL LUBRARY JOURNAL

Jack Christie and his ally, Angus, locate themselves on the middle of a momentous occasion that may form heritage for many years to come back. Their problem: should still they interfere? Their challenge: Can they live on? subscribe to Jack on a deadly chase from the dockyards of britain to the rain-sodden trenches of the 1st international struggle. Will he get away the evil gurus who think within the mysterious VIGIL vital?

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Angus acknowledged. “What does it suggest? ” Jack shook his head. “I don’t understand… yet one thing’s for sure…” “What? ” “Something’s happening… and it’s extra attention-grabbing than your damned iPod…” “But I don’t…” Angus didn’t end his sentence. within the doorway stood Dr Pendelshape. They hadn’t even heard a footstep. “Find whatever attention-grabbing, boys? ” We’re crammed, Jack notion. Then, with out a be aware, Dr Pendelshape did whatever rather unforeseen. He reached for his inside of pocket and pulled out a skinny piece of plastic – just like a wide pocket calculator. the smooth device used to be quite misplaced with the remainder of Pendelshape’s overflowing shop cabinet of dusty books and papers. He lightly pressed a button at the machine and the cabinet door closed immediately. He nodded in the direction of the pc. “Best encryption on the planet… yet it’s no stable for those who fail to remember to fasten the monitor. ” surprisingly, he didn't appear indignant. as a substitute, he peered on the message from ‘the Benefactor’. “It makes no distinction now besides. ” He spoke urgently, “But i'm going to clarify all that later. Come, we haven’t obtained lengthy. i am hoping you don’t brain… surprises. Step to the again, please. ” He ushered them to the rear of the small shop cabinet. Pendelshape pressed the calculator machine in his hand a moment time after which, unexpectedly, a moderate aperture seemed within the ground. Angus gasped. Jack simply stood, gaping. a really slender, steep spiral staircase led down from the aperture, dimly lit through a blue gentle, which produced an unearthly shimmer. “You can’t get out, so I’m afraid you are going to simply need to stick to me. yet don’t fear – you’re completely secure. Please – on you pass. ” Jack and Angus didn’t circulation. With a bit extra firmness now, Pendelshape instructed them ahead. “Please – we now have little time. belief me. ” Reluctantly, they stepped onto the spiral staircase, quick through Pendelshape. It was once a few type of escalator and the stairs started to descend instantly. As they dropped underneath flooring point, the aperture above them mysteriously closed and after a few minutes they got here to a gradual halt. sooner than them used to be a door. Pendelshape pressed the gadget back and the door opened. there has been a quick metal-clad hall illuminated via an identical uninteresting blue gentle. on the finish of the hall used to be a wide around door, just like the front to a financial institution vault – it seemed very heavy, perhaps it was once metal. It had 5 letters etched on it: ‘V I G I L’. The door opened silently and Jack spotted that it used to be at the least seven centimetres thick. subsequent, they discovered themselves in an oval-shaped room. It was once just like his dad’s workshop at Cairnfield – even if there weren’t fairly as many books and there has been no mess – in reality, it was once spotless. in the direction of one aspect of the library have been huge leather-based sofas among which a glass-topped desk was once situated. Pendelshape waved them ahead. “Please sit down, gents. i feel i've got a few explaining to do. ” He checked out his watch after which waved vaguely towards a contemporary fire, which without notice erupted right into a roaring log hearth.

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