The Big One……………………………Chapter 44

Anson Gorbel felt very frustrated by the current situation as the helicopter taking the team to it’s current destination flew through the sky. The craft they were in was flanked by four other larger ones that held hundreds of operatives from all five agency locations. Gorbel had really felt there was a good chance of getting information out of that Rippley fellow but this thing they must tend to now demanded immediate action and so here they were.  Diego was the name of the largest known remaining population in what used to be the United States. It was also all that remained of Calfornia and the city of San Diego and was now a large island containing some eight hundred thousand people. Gorbel knew that gaining control of this population would be important for a number of reasons and had been communicating with  numerous  operatives who had been sent there to spy out the place and take measure of it’s leadership and any possible defences. They had been instructed to map out all centres of importance and then contact him when the time was right with preparations in place.  Three helicopters would land at places run by what seemed to be meeting halls for leadership and the helicopter carrying himself with the other craft would ascend upon the main communications centre . There was still a  nagging thought tugging at his brain stem due to the fact that the Russian and himself were not able to finish their interrogation of that young man. Oh well it would simply have to wait until their return the mountain fortress. Egor Vrolev sat up front joking and laughing with the pilot. He could be so annoying and loud at times especially after a torture session or other acts of violence had taken place. Such things made him so happy and joyous like a little child who had just received a most coveted gift for Christmas.

They were now within an hour of Diego airspace when the radio crackled to life with a message from the mountain fortress for Gorbel. A headset was hurriedly passed back to him from the pilot and the news he received made him very sorry he had not completed that interrogation.


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