By Mark Abernethy
Alan McQueen, aka Mac, the intrepid hero of Golden Serpent and moment Strike, is a difficult, true-blue, and inventive Aussie. An intelligence agent, Mac spends loads of his time doing undercover paintings in south east Asia. Double again sees Mac placing his existence at the line combating harmful forces who will cease at not anything to sink the independence circulate in East Timor. combating the great struggle, Mac discovers a plot to exploit a dangerous ethno-bomb which kills purely local East Timorese—who do not percentage the ethnicity of such a lot Indonesians. Can Mac safe the ethno-bomb prior to it is too overdue?
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Kaui indicated two with his fingers. He pulled the pin on the small green canister and simply threw it left around the corner of the door without looking. The babble of panicked men sounded from the rear of the demountable and then the explosion tore through the forest and smashed a window in the quarters. Yelling for the other OPM lads, Kaui leaned through the back door and scoped the area with his rifle. The OPM thugs ran through in a crouch, one of them leaking blood from a wound above his left eye.
Mac had performed HALO jumps from planes and nocturnal combat-diving missions. But just standing at the top of the big slide at Wet ’n’ Wild on the Gold Coast gave him sweaty palms. ‘See you down there, Mac,’ shouted Kaui, suddenly pushing the foam seat into the rapid. Before Mac could protest, Albert was landing on his back. The makeshift raft took off like a bullet out of a gun and as they accelerated Mac wondered how his youthful visions of being a gentleman spy had turned into tobogganing down a mine slurry pipe in West Papua, being held down by a large local called Albert.
The one Australian who was actually on the ground in East Timor was not going to be heard. CHAPTER 5 Davidson wasn’t in his office when Mac arrived slightly late. He was annoyed with himself – Davidson was not only Mac’s main mentor in the firm, he also shouted the best lunches of anyone in the RG Casey building. ’ asked the secretary. ‘Guilty,’ said Mac, taking the note she passed him. It was a tasking: back to Jakarta, reporting to Greg Tobin in the Indonesian capital. Breathing out, he tried to stop himself swearing.