By Maureen Tan
Meet Moura. aka Molly. aka Max. aka Jane Nichols. From a rolling place she will attach a knife with an enemy throat. With a number of punches on a keyboard she will enthrall strangers with a wickedly crafted secret. yet now as ghosts taunt and accountability calls, Jane flees to the moss-draped shelter of Savannah. Her plans are basic. To leisure. to jot down. And to seek down the killer of the undercover agent who enjoyed her.
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To us, for all practical purposes, they were dead. Like bereft relatives at an accident victim’s wake, we analyzed our departed colleague’s weaknesses, reassuring ourselves that it could never happen to us. But the reality of our business was that, if we survived, sooner or later our minds or our bodies would betray us. We would be forced to seek a different life. Some of us didn’t leave soon enough. * * * Jerry, for instance. I’d been with the organization for a couple of years when he befriended me.
The muzzle of Michael’s Uzi drifted upward. Sean didn’t seem to notice. When he turned back toward us he was holding two compact spades. He passed one to each of us. 26 MAUREEN TAN “The moon’s still bright. ” Then he turned his back on us, walked toward the tree line. Michael seemed reassured, but he kept me between Sean and himself. We pushed our way through the scrub and into the woods, moving single file along a narrow path. I shivered, not liking the deep shadows beneath the trees, not liking being hemmed in by the two men.
Do you really want me to tell you the carefully constructed and absolutely verifiable lie that was prepared for my acquaintances? ” We sat, eyes locked, for what seemed a long time. “All right,” she said finally, “I’ll keep my questions to myself. ” I obediently took a bite of croissant. ” My mouth was full. I raised an eyebrow. ” “Good,” I mumbled. I poured more coffee, and we finished the croissants in silence. Dora watched me quizzically as I ate. “The past year must have been ghastly,” she said suddenly.