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By Robert Ludlum

Alex McAuliff has obtained a proposal he can't refuse: million funds for a geological survey of Jamaica's darkish inside. All Dunstone, restricted, calls for is his time, his services, and his absolute secrecy. No one--not even McAuliff's handpicked team--can recognize of Dunstone's involvement.

But British Intelligence knows the deal and they've enable Alex in on a mystery in their personal: the final survey group Dunstone dispatched to Jamaica vanished with no hint. Now it's too past due to show again. Alex already is aware approximately Dunstone...which potential he understands too much.

From the instant he lands in Jamaica, Alex is a marked guy. yet who wishes him useless? Dunstone? A rival corporation? Or British Intelligence? right here in an island paradise the place even a stunning girl may be a secret agent, each circulation can be his final, and his merely clue to survival is a unmarried mysterious note: Halidon.

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Irgendetwas an der Sache ist faul. Warum hat Otto Forsman seinem Sohn angeblich dich als Begleiter für die Reise nach Lappland empfohlen? « �In der russischen Wildnis ist das Wandern nicht unbedingt ein Kinderspiel. Vor allem dann, wenn irgendetwas Überraschendes passiert«, antwortete Ketonen. « �Zwei Kaffee und die Rechnung«, sagte Ketonen hastig, als der Kellner kam, um die Teller abzuräumen. Er wollte Ratamo nicht auch noch einen Nachtisch bezahlen. Ratamo wischte sich die Mundwinkel ab und beobachtete seinen Exchef.

Hatten die Russen ihn gefunden? Forsman war dankbar dafür, so hoch empfindliche Sinne zu besitzen. Im vorletzten Winter hatte ihm die Zuckerkrankheit das Sehvermögen genommen, doch sein Tast-, Gehör- und Geruchssinn hatten sich danach so entwickelt, dass es Augenblicke gab, in denen er sich nicht einmal mehr danach sehnte, wieder sehen zu können. Forsman bereute, und zwar so sehr, dass es in den Schläfen schmerzte. Er hatte zu lange gewartet. Über sechzig Jahre hatte er sich selbst und fast vierzig Jahre lang auch seinen Sohn auf diese Aufgabe vorbereitet, hatte er nun versagt?

Sofern man bei einem Workaholic wie ihm überhaupt von Urlaub sprechen konnte. Nach Marissas Tod hatte er sich noch mehr in seiner Arbeit vergraben. Die Professur am Institut für Geschichte des University College war immer noch die Erfüllung seiner Träume, aber zugleich auch ein beängstigend effektives Mittel, um vor dem Leben und seinen unangenehmen Wahrheiten zu fliehen. Er trat vom Fußweg auf die Schwelle seiner Wohnung in einem kleinen zweistöckigen Haus und holte gerade den Schlüssel aus der Tasche, als plötzlich die Tür aufflog und gegen sein Knie krachte.

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