By Stuart Woods
Holly Barker, the small-town cop grew to become CIA agent, tracks a grasp of disguise-and a consummate killer. Iron Orchid, Stuart Woods's most up-to-date within the Holly Barker sequence, pits the no-nonsense cop opposed to a really elusive killer-Teddy Fay, a villain first brought in Capital Crimes-and the sparks fly. gurus proposal they'd noticeable the final of Teddy Fay-the ex-CIA tech wizard who kills his political objectives for sport-when his aircraft exploded off the coast of Maine. yet they underestimated him as soon as, and they are at risk of doing so back. Now they have came across irrefutable facts that he's alive and on his strategy to hit a gaggle who won't ever see him coming. Holly, having resigned her place because the Orchid seashore leader of Police to paintings for the CIA, joins the elite job strength monitoring Fay in manhattan urban. There, she starts off to suspect that there are boulders being left unturned within the research. Fay turns out aware of too many secrets-and employs tips in simple terms an insider might recognize. He starts to select off America's enemies one by means of one-and nobody turns out the wiser. Can Holly path her quarry and beat him at his personal online game? Can she get shut adequate to discover him, and nonetheless hold her hide? an opportunity assembly among Holly and Fay kick-starts a high-speed chase during the canyons of midtown long island, the Metropolitan Opera condominium, principal Park, and the United countries Plaza, all to avoid one other assassination sooner than Fay disappears again-maybe this time for strong. With the signature mixture of slick repartee and rapid-fire motion that has received Stuart Woods many fanatics through the years, Iron Orchid confirms simply why he's a grasp of the preferred crime novel.
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She sat down at his desk. He handed her a sheet of paper. “It’s a very simple form,” he said. ” Holly put down “H. Barker” for a name. “I’d like two credit cards in the same name,” she said. ” She gave him a photocopy of Ham’s signature. It was illegible to anyone but her. She signed “H. Barker” for her own card. The guard came back and handed Dellinger a slip of paper. “Five million, seven hundred and sixty thousand dollars,” Dellinger said. ” “Let me tell you a few things about our service,” Dellinger said, “and I hope you won’t take offense at what may seem to be our assumptions.
When they had reached 63rd Street, he told the driver to stop, and he walked across the street to a branch of the Bank of New York. A guard directed him to a desk at the rear, and the young woman behind it stood up to greet him, introducing herself. “I’m Albert Foreman,” Teddy said, seating himself beside the address. ” “Certainly, Mr. Foreman,” the woman said, then began producing an application and signature cards. ” “Yes, I just arrived last night, from Chicago. I’ve sold my business and retired, and I thought I might live in New York for a while.
Holly pulled off the sweatshirt she was wearing and sat down facing the mirror. “You are here to take a polygraph examination. ” “This will be different from that experience,” the man said. “Much more sensitive. ” The man and the woman began attaching devices to her body: a strap around her chest, probes like those used in an EKG to various parts of her torso, clamps on her fingers and something glued to her throat. Both of them sat down behind her. “All right, we’re ready,” the man said. “It is very important to your career with the Agency that you not lie on any question, unless instructed to.