By Mike Dixon

A few issues are top left unopened, fairly once they comprise darkish secrets and techniques. David Paget must have considered that ahead of he agreed to assemble a suitcase from Hong Kong and take it to Canberra. The contents belong to the far away prior and glance too previous to be threatening. yet appearances may be misleading. Like a genie from a bottle the previous rushes in and David is propelled on a mad flight throughout the vastness of Australia, pursued by way of employed killers. His buddies mount a rescue operation. To be successful, they have to delve into the prior and discover the explanations for his plight.

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Tim had phoned the previous evening with a most generous offer. His young partner had just returned from overseas and would like to meet him. Humphrey was invited to take part in an excursion to Montague Island, a famous dive spot off the coast. It was the last thing he‟d expected. Two weeks earlier, he had failed the open water segment of his dive course and fully expected to pay for the additional tuition needed to obtain his diving license. Now they were offering to do it free of charge. He hoped he would be able to show his appreciation in some way.

33 Tim recognized the photographs. They‟d been taken from outer space and were in a format used by the armed forces. They were the raw data the military had relied upon, only a few years earlier, when he was in the army. He wondered how Charlie had got hold of them. „There‟s Cooktown,‟ he pointed to a spot on the North Queensland coast. „That‟s right,‟ David nodded. „It‟s small so it doesn‟t stand out real sharp. ‟ Tim knew all about Cooktown but Tong Yee was something different. ‟ „Yeah! He changed it to Thomas Lee when he became Australian.

Others were criminal organizations. He was deeply engrossed when David appeared beside him. ‟ Humphrey waved a hand at the mouse-sized moths dragging their huge abdomens over the table. „I believe they‟re called bogong moths. If my memory serves me right, their caterpillars bore holes in trees. They‟re the witchetty grubs the Aboriginals eat. ‟ They talked about the moths, bush walking, Chinese writing and ancient Chinese weapons. David clearly enjoyed his company. ‟ David went to an icebox and returned with two cans.

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