An Occupation of Angels by Lavie Tidhar

By Lavie Tidhar

After Archangels materialise over the bloodbaths of WWII, they absorb place of dwelling in lots of the world's significant towns. yet what may occur if, greater than area of a century later, anything one way or the other controlled to kill those ideal beings? Killarney understands and, as an agent operating for the Bureau, a British organisation that is so mystery it does not formally exist, she reveals herself embroiled within the outcomes as, one after the other, the Archangels die. Assigned to track a lacking cryptographer concept to have info at the murders, she travels from England, via France, heading for the frozen wastes of the USSR. yet there is an unknown 3rd social gathering purpose on preventing her, and there is God, who additionally has an time table. now not figuring out who's good friend and who's foe, and with just a short glimpse of a swastika on angel wings as good details, Killarney struggles to stay alive lengthy sufficient to glean adequate details to place jointly the items of the puzzle and entire what's, with out them, an very unlikely undertaking.

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To talk to a girl I’d have to hire her, and that would raise questions, and she might not want to talk however much I offered her. I slid the photo across the counter and he nodded, once, and took the note I gave him and turned away. Then I’d gone to the loo and the girl had attacked me and suddenly everything had changed. There were two options and I much preferred the first. That by asking the bartender about Eldershott, I had triggered an immediate response, and that was all there was to it.

He’d saluted me with two fingers to the temple and driven off, still whistling. ” I went into three hotels before I got here, acting just like a tourist would when looking for a cheap room. I was clean; I didn't have a tail when I left the airport, but I didn’t know enough, and when I’m in the field, nowhere is friendly ground. Not knowing the full extent of the mission doesn’t worry me; in fact I prefer it that way; if the executive in the field knew too much about the mission she would begin worrying.

Control. I opened my eyes and I was back in the hallway, standing the same distance away from Sophie. I didn’t like what she was saying. An opportunity from heaven. I wondered if Eldershott knew what he had got himself into. I wondered if I did. Can you feel it? said that awful voice, and there was terrible delight in it. And I could, all of a sudden. Like an explosion of pain, humiliation, torment, fear--he was like a bear wounded and still struggling as its death was being carried out. I could feel it, and it was terrible.

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