Europe in Autumn (Europe Series, Book 1) by Dave Hutchinson

By Dave Hutchinson

NO BORDER CAN carry HIM

Rudi is a prepare dinner in a Krakow eating place, but if his boss asks Rudi to aid a cousin break out from the rustic he’s trapped in, a brand new profession – half undercover agent, half people-smuggler – starts off. Following a number of fiscal crises and a devastating flu pandemic, Europe has fractured into numerous tiny countries, duchies, polities and republics. Recruited via the shadowy service provider Les Coureurs des Bois, Rudi is schooled in espionage, but if a coaching challenge to the road, a sovereign country which includes a trans-Europe railway line, is going mistaken, he's arrested and crushed, and Coureur vital needs to test a rescue.

With such a lot of countries to paintings in, and identities to imagine, Rudi is saved busy traveling throughout Europe. but if he's despatched to smuggle a person out of Berlin and unearths a severed head within a locker as an alternative, a conspiracy starts to wind itself round him. With kidnapping, double-crosses and a map that continuously re-draws itself, Europe in Autumn is a technology fiction mystery like no different.

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Jack went on, "If I had swiped your knife, would I have let you see it? " "No, I guess not. " Rod looked sheepish. " 6 "Maybe they're right. So let's not do it again, huh? " Rod looked up, saw Jack's dirty paw stuck out at him. " "Shake. " They solemnly shook hands. Then Rod picked up Colonel Bowie, looked at it longingly, and handed it hilt first to Jack. " "Huh? Oh, no. " "No," Rod insisted. "You came by it fair and square. "Don't be silly, Rod. " "It's yours. " Jack frowned. " "Huh? " "So We share everything.

If Jack considered such marginal protection more important than agility, that was Jack's business- each to his own methods, as the Deacon would say. The tree stood in a semi-clearing but Jack brought Rod to it through bushes which came close to the trunk and made the final approach as a belly sneak. Jack pulled Rod's head over and whispered in his ear, "If we lie still for three or four hours, I'm betting that he will either come down or go up. "Okay. " For an hour nothing happened. Rod tried to ignore tiny flies that seemed to be all bite.

You would just accuse me of trying to be logical. " "Maybe. " "So? " 6 "I've seen him only at a distance. Nobody from my class. Half a head shorter than you are, light hair, pink skin- and a bad sunburn. " "Could be anybody," Rod answered, thinking fretfully that the description did sound familiar. " "I can put him in your lap. " "Why not? " "Frankly, I don't see how he has. " "It is when you drop your bones and leavings out of the tree. " Before they set out Jack dug around in the gloomy cave and produced a climbing line.

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