Ray Sullivan publishes science based fiction adventures on Amazon, Smashwords, Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony, WH Smith and other good eBook retailers as e-books. Additionally all of his books are available in paperback on Amazon. He also muses on technology, posts comedic books in serial format and discusses the world of self publishing.
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Monday, 8 April 2013
Parallel Lives chapter 81
The snow had been falling heavily for the last twenty
minutes, causing the RAF policemen to slow down to a virtual crawl. They had
phoned ahead once already to advise that they would be delayed or may even need
to find alternative accommodation for the night.
Jim had no interest in the snow, their speed or where they
would spend the night. The journey had simply acted as a focus for his
concerns; the more he thought about it he realised that his career was on the
rocks. Sixteen years’ service was going to be wiped because he had been made a
fall guy for some Secret Service cock up. The policemen escorting him were
still treating him like a leper, speaking only when absolutely necessary and
usually across him. He felt he was being transported to Fylingdales simply to
be set up, to be made a scapegoat for the mistakes made at Officer level. He
became aware of one of the policemen talking into his mobile phone, undisguised
irritation in his voice.
'We've got to turn back, take him to Bristol somewhere,'
the policeman sat alongside Jim said.
'What? Tonight? In these conditions?' blurted the driver,
eyeing the carpet of snow lying across the road.
'Yes, and it’s come from a very high level. The Station
Commander has been over-ruled on this one. Our shifts for tomorrow have been
filled by others on the base. Apparently this guy is now the new flavour.’