By John Simpson
The Democratic Party's 2012 nominee for President, David J. Windsor, and the United States are both surprised whilst he's outted by means of his opponent simply six weeks prior to the autumn election. Following his middle, David chooses honesty over media spin and overcomes the problem to win the election.
regardless of that luck, darkish forces around the globe start to plot opposed to him, and President Windsor's defense is a needs to. in and out the White condominium, mystery provider Agent Shane Thompson turns into the President's shadow, regularly current and silent, ever vigilant.
because the males develop nearer, Shane does excess of simply his responsibility – he turns into as important to David's happiness as he's to the President's wellbeing and fitness. jointly they observe they have to have the ability to stability the President and the Agent opposed to David and Shane sooner than pressure and accountability tear them aside.
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Not much cover here, but they had no choice. Beyond the trail, he spied canyons so deep and sheer that light could enter only at high noon. A gorge dropped away to their right, and they ran along its edge. Bright sun blazed on the far side, dulled by black mountain slate. A hundred feet below water rushed and tumbled, gray with sand, tossing foamy spray high into the air. They clambered up the steep embankment. He spotted the bridge. Exactly where they’d been told. Not much of a span, just shaky poles wedged upright between boulders on each end, horizontal timbers fastened on top, connected by thick hemp.
Pau pointed to a water clock that he said was from 113 BCE. A sundial, gun barrels, porcelain, astronomical etchings, each invention evidence of Chinese ingenuity. One curious item caught Ni’s attention—a small ladle balanced on a smooth bronze plate upon which he noticed engravings. “The compass,” Pau said. “Conceived by the Chinese 2,500 years ago. The ladle is carved from magnetic lodestone and always comes to rest facing south. ” “All of this belongs to the People’s Republic,” Ni said. “To the contrary.
His palms loosely gripped the rough hemp, ready to apply a death lock if the bottom fell out beneath him. The distant shadow grew in size, then was replaced with the distinct shape of an AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter. American-made, but this was no salvation. Pakistan operated them, too, provided by Washington to help a supposed ally with the war on terrorism. The Cobra powered straight toward them. Twin-bladed, dual-engined, it carried 20mm guns, anti-tank missiles, and aerial rockets. Fast as a bumblebee, and equally maneuverable.