never a good time to be a spy. It’s always dangerous to a greater or lesser
degree. Usually greater, as in this case. My mission required the elimination
of a target in a foreign country and the securing of another individual for
transport from said country. I accomplished the mission, but now we’re unable
to get out of the country. The longer we stay the more likely we will be
tracked down, discovered and caught. Who would have thought a pandemic would
foil my mission?
I left the US for Italy to intercept the Iranian scientist defector and kill
his uncooperative partner, the chance of a pandemic locking down the world was
only a whisper in the higher ranks of the government. It wasn’t enough to put
my mission on hold. If we held off, we would have missed the opportunity to
secure an essential key player in the international arms race. Javid held
classified information in his head that the Iranian’s would not want leaked to
the US. He was allowed to visit Italy for a conference, but it was only a
window of twenty-six hours to work with.
I had to get him out, but at this point it was impossible.