Saturday May 19

FBI Headquarters

4:45 pm


Nazari’s cell phone had but one word keyed in and it went to a blind distribution list. Simon was busy working on cracking the list, and Nazari himself truth be told. The FBI ground teams had already intercepted 4 separate terrorists trying to deploy the chemical weapon into the water supply. The problem is that they don’t know how many people Nazari had set to deploy the weapons. Rob had just walked in after meeting with the Director for the last couple of hours. He looked tired but he had a determined look in his eyes as he addressed Nikki,

“This is a huge mess. The death of a senator, chemical weapons being deployed against our own citizens.” He shook his head and took a deep breath before continuing. “The senator’s plane is going to go down on his way back from his trade mission. Unfortunately, there were no survivors.” He pinned Nikki with his stare and she just nodded in agreement. “We have no idea how many people Nazari has out there and we can only hope Simon can crack the distribution list or get the information out of Nazari directly.” He looked over at Nikki, hope showing in his eyes that she had some good news for him. Nikki cleared her voice and said,

“We have the samples from the terrorists that we have arrested and our chemists are working out the compound to find out if they can create an antidote.” She looked past Rob, deep in thought and added, “our best bet is Simon, I don’t think we have enough time to develop an antidote.” As soon as the words left her mouth her phone started “Dancing”. She quickly picked up the phone and opened the email, noticing the smirk on Rob’s face out of the corner of her eye. She read,

“Dear Butterfly,

It took some doing, but I finally convinced Nazari that it would be in his best interest to cooperate with the Rage, he’s not exactly what you would call patient.  There is a total of 6 people on the ground and I have attached the targets for each one. Tell McShay that I got his text and I left Nazari intact…mostly, so they can debrief him further.

You would have been so proud of Dante, he continues to impress me and I couldn’t have done it without him. We are heading back to you once we drop Nazari off with McShay’s friends to do their thing and I think it’s time for a vacation, don’t you? There is something I want to show you, I will let you know when we are close.

I love you and will see you shortly, the Rage misses his Nikki so I hope the shoulder is feeling better.


Nikki smiled at the last comment and then quickly opened the attachment showing the locations of the attack sites. Rob was on the phone a moment later directing the field teams to the last 2 locations.

Nikki leaned back in her chair and the stress of the last several days really hit her. She was definitely ready to see Simon and Dante back safe and she was even more ready for a vacation!

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