Blackjack: A Cross Novel

Blackjack: A Cross Novel

Andrew Vachss

    As darkness fell, Viktor was once status in entrance of his headquarters. regardless of the elements, he was once donning a thick coat made from endure fur and a hat of an analogous material.
    "Bolshe!" he barked right into a satellite tv for pc telephone. He listened to the reaction, then stated, "Ne vazhno!" into the mouthpiece, and thumbed off the phone.
    He signaled to a bunch of fellows status within sight. A line of 5 exact middle of the night blue Audi A8 sedans pulled to the empty lessen. As Viktor ready to go into the again seat of the center motor vehicle, the satellite tv for pc telephone in his hand appeared to swap colour, as though a shroud of shadow were draped over it. A low sound, outdoor the human listening to threshold, got here, brief and sharp:

    Just sooner than sunlight, a Chicago cop stared throughout the windshield of his cruiser. "Holy leaping Jesus Christ! i have been at the strength because ahead of you have been born, child. and i have by no means visible something like ... that."
    Both the retirement-age sergeant and the rookie sitting subsequent to him have been looking at our bodies draped over a row of exact darkish blue sedans. every one physique were skinned, graphically showing that each one have been lacking huge bones, from femurs to skulls.
    Neither cop spotted the city-camo shark because it slipped previous the scene. operating with no headlights, it regarded extra like a moving shadow than a car.
    Inside that shark, Buddha stated, "Someone received to him first, boss." His gloved fingers delicately fingered the thickly padded guidance wheel as his eyes checked the device exhibit projected at the reduce windshield.
    "Viktor continuously was once an optimist."
    "He was once a HALO jumper," move acknowledged. "Absolutely confident his chute might open at any time when he made up our minds to tug the chord. This time, the floor acquired there first."
    "Chang sees an image of this, he will imagine you labored a few magic, getting it performed so fast."
    "Yeah. So will the Russians."
    "They paid, too?"
    "More than Chang. The Russian undergo is a sacred icon to them. of their eyes, Viktor used to be looting a countrywide treasure."
    "But it needed to be a few of their very own humans doing the particular poaching."
    "Sure. yet that is their challenge, at their finish. We merely received paid to resolve the single at ours."
    "Comes out excellent, boss. it really is like Viktor's quantity got here up, and we hit that quantity on the comparable time."
    "Yeah," go says. "Perfect."
    "What's wrong?"
    "Come on, Buddha. You observed these our bodies your self. immediately we acquired companions? Silent partners?"        

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