Double in Trouble – Excerpt 20
I felt a little happier knowing that, it seemed unlikely that Palenkov would return from the grave to haunt me, but I wanted to be certain, I was the one taking the chances. ‘You should have no cause for concern,’ assured Tommy,’ I have a hand-picked team of specialists and we will be on stand-by 24/7 from the moment you land, we will in fact, once you have a destination, arrive before you and set up surveillance.’
I had to admit that it all appeared to be very organised. ‘Well!’ stated Tommy, ‘This is what we do to protect our assets, your safety is our paramount concern. ‘Thank you!’ I said with conviction, ‘That is awfully re-assuring to know!’
‘If at all possible,’ said Kat, ‘ Keep knocking Mayhew for more information, he is the weak link, just play up to his ego!’ ‘Oh! I almost forgot, how is the Russian progressing, do you think you will need more tuition from us?’
I replied with a short sentence I had learned, it was far from perfect, but they seemed impressed, even if it was a little parrot-fashion. ‘You seem to be doing O.k,’ said Kat, ‘But don’t hesitate to call, we are available to assist with anything that you require.’
‘That’s good to know, but for the moment, I seem to be grasping it O.k, Olga is a good teacher, she’s not trying to push me, it’s nice and relaxed, we have plenty of time,’ I replied. ‘That’s true, but like i said, if you need us, we are only a phone call away,’ Kat made a point of reminding me, but it was true.
(C) Damian Grange 2017