When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield - Chapter 154
When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield chapter 154
– The target is out, everyone wait.
As Jake’s voice spread through the headset, the son-in-law fell silent.
As if infiltrating, highly focused and vigilant.
It wasn’t just because the surrender wasn’t fully under way and the situation wasn’t finished.
It was because the opponent was not a military commander engaged in regular warfare.
None other than a high-ranking official of the local cartel.
According to Kenneth, who worked here, drug cartels were harder to trust than anyone else, and he had to be careful.
They are a cockroach-like species that specializes in survival, and among them, Miguel is said to be the most shrewd.
Remembering those words, while aiming the gun, the door opened and Miguel appeared.
It was the same look as the PDA picture I checked before infiltrating the villa, and I trudged out without any special details.
while holding up both empty hands.
“Do not shoot, no weapons.”
the moment you hear it.
Wow, Alpha Team rushed right in and attacked him like a rugby tackle.
After the sound of bumping and falling resounded, the cable tying was over while some people were guarding the building.
A frowning Miguel muttered on his knees before flinching at Jake.
“… You must be their boss, right?”
“Didn’t you know that you came?”
When Jake ignored it and chined, Miguel cleared his throat and nodded.
And before Jake could say anything, Miguel spoke hastily.
“for a moment… Anything is fine, so let’s make this clear first.”
“Let’s go somewhere other than the Santa Cruz Police Station.”
“The reason is?”
“I know that too… … .”
Miguel continued his conversation, then hesitated at Jake’s fierce gaze and changed his words.
“There are bosses’ tricks everywhere.”
“If you go in now, you will be dead tomorrow before sunrise, with a rope wrapped around your neck. Or you could get stabbed and cut here and there with a cheap jackknife and die of overdose or shock, or your heart would stop from overdosing cocaine.”
“It’s a fitting ending.”
When Jake asked indifferently, Miguel shook his head.
“It sounds scary, but… Let’s stop making unnecessary threats.”
This time, Andrei, who was next to him, intervened instead of Jake.
While rolling his eyes and furrowing his eyebrows.
Seeing that, Miguel hesitated, but responded with a relaxed attitude.
“Isn’t that what you all want, Giandro? This thing must have something to do with him… … .”
The moment he continued to speak.
“Where are this f*cking baby climbing up?!”
Andrei swore and threw his foot.
A military walker with a tight strap.
Andrei’s kick landed on Miguel’s jaw.
It spun around like a broken neck bone, and at the same time, the body collapsed as it was.
While he collapses and unintentionally silence falls.
Harry came over and checked his breathing.
“… There is breathing.”
Andrei shrugged at the gaze directed at him.
“what? Isn’t it better because it’s quiet?”
It’s not that it’s nice because it’s quiet like a horse, it’s because it seemed like it would be right.
Miguel’s tone sounded like a hawk.
In a way, it was fortunate.
If he had been more bluffed, he would have been hit by Jake, not Andrei.
If that was the case, it wouldn’t have ended in a light faint.
Something must be broken.
Meanwhile, Kenneth raised his voice.
“I will take you to the consular office for now. If you go to the police station, you will be harmed like he said… … .”
“Is follow-up possible?”
“Anything is possible. We have already taken our hands off the inside of the cartel, and even if it is not, we can solve it on our own.”
I heard that it was okay to do any interrogation or interrogation.
Going further could lead to something close to torture, but from Kenneth’s words, that seemed to be covered.
Not just a diplomat, but also a CIA agent.
Jake nodded his head without questioning, as if he knew that too.
“Then let’s quickly proceed with the internal SSE and finish the field.”
At the end, I moved from the lead.
Although he said that his superior, Miguel, had surrendered, his subordinates didn’t know.
I needed to step in and subdue it.
“I will move.”
* * *
Small hotel outside Kathmandu, Nepal.
Giandro, who had paid in cash, sat down on the bed only after checking whether the assigned room had been bugged.
The large backpack had been put down on the floor a long time ago.
“after… … .”
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Looking exhausted, he let out a sigh.
It was because he had just finished his 2,400 km long journey from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, to Nepal via India.
It wasn’t just a comfortable ride on a plane or train.
I traveled for a long time on unpaved roads using cars, motorcycles, and on foot.
It’s hard work, but I had to do it.
Or it was because the trail was revealed, and if pursued, the tail would be quickly caught.
Especially now the situation is more serious than usual.
The operation in the Taril Islands completely failed, and all kinds of American agencies approached Bolivia, where he was located.
It would probably be followed sooner or later.
South America to Pakistan, Pakistan to India and India to Nepal.
But that was it.
There was no chance that Giandr would be caught.
It was because he didn’t just run away hard to erase the traces without any plan.
I had a different plan.
Entering China via Southeast Asia and bringing nuclear researchers directly from China.
To be precise, I was planning to get out via Hong Kong and then Southeast Asia again.
The final destination is the nuclear development laboratory that Sergei had built.
It was impossible to follow him there.
You will fall behind while searching the countries you have traveled to, and even if you pursue them, they will become impossible to pursue after you enter China.
It was time to draw a big picture while resting like that.
Woo woo woo woo woo woo-
One of his prepaid phones vibrated.
“… … .”
At the same time, Giandro’s impression hardened.
Unknown numbers were sometimes displayed, but the prepaid phone was only used by him to call first.
I’ve never had a phone call before.
It was because there was a fixed time to turn on the cell phone, and there were only a few people in the world who knew this number.
The boss Pikal and the people who follow him.
One of them called, but even if they did, it was a problem.
Most likely something was wrong.
Even after installing various devices and processing security, prepaid phones were vulnerable to security unlike specially processed satellite phones.
So, Giandr also used to keep his prepaid phone on only when needed, and discarded it after making a call.
Of course I shouldn’t have picked up that call, but I couldn’t ignore it.
I was instinctively answering the phone.
As much as the work in Pakistan had failed, it was because he expected that a related contact would come.
The moment I put the phone to my ear.
Fortunately, he heard a password he knew well, and a voice he knew as well.
– It’s late evening here. How about there?
Giandro sighed as if he had thrown a burden.
“What are you doing? Calling this number… … .”
Giandro politely expressed his concerns.
As expected, it was because he was one of the factors following Pikal.
That’s Walter Grayson.
He resigned from a position after receiving a sudden irregular audit, but he was still active as a high-ranking public official.
And recently, as surveillance has been neglected, it has been carrying out work such as information delivery again.
I couldn’t do it as much as before.
I couldn’t even contact this number, which has a high possibility of being discovered, and there is a risk of eavesdropping.
Walter, too, had recently been out of surveillance.
Of course, that was only to some extent, and there was a possibility that unofficial surveillance was still going on.
While Giandro’s face hardened, Walter’s voice came over.
– My person was discovered.
“I beg your pardon?”
– Norman Jones, a White House political staff member dispatched to the Pentagon… … .
“Wait, wait. Who is that?”
Giandro flinched at the sudden sound and asked.
Because he didn’t even know the name.
When I asked, frowning at this, a calm explanation returned.
– He is a talented person who can replace me. He was a brilliant student who studied under me when he was abroad, and now he is a promising White House staff member. After the occasional audit, when I lived in seclusion, I moved him to get the necessary information.
“I’m crazy. Does the boss know?”
– I know, but not all.
“What is that… … ?
– I haven’t been able to report anything recent. I couldn’t. If you did, you might have been caught even contacting the boss. Currently, the Ministry of Defense is conducting a double or triple audit.
“Damn it… … !”
Profanity flowed from Giandro’s mouth.
It didn’t matter what Walter did on his own, because it shouldn’t lead to the boss, Pikal.
Giandro hurriedly shook his head and raised his voice.
“Grayson, are you?”
– I don’t know yet. But if it’s too late… … . It will only be a matter of time before I, too, get on the investigation line.
“Didn’t you get out of the way before?”
– At that time, I had only simple suspicions and conducted irregular audits… It’s different now. In addition to mentioning nuclear missiles, I believe that military secrets have been leaked. And that audit is already quite advanced.
“Ah, by all means… … .”
Giandro let out a sigh.
He also had to travel 2,400km with difficulty because of problems with Pakistani work.
Now it’s time to find a place to stay and rest.
However, in that situation, Walter brought bad news.
And soon, Giandro’s eyes closed as if frowning, and a deep wrinkle formed between his eyebrows.
The words that followed were even more bleak.
– As soon as I found out about this, I managed to call you. You can’t do that to the boss, can you? I don’t know the phone call with you… … .
“You say that now… … !”
Giandro, who was about to raise his voice, barely stopped talking.
It was controlling emotions.
There was nothing better to be angry about now. First of all, I had to end the call as soon as possible.
If the prepaid phone was being tracked, it would have been marked with a specific location by now.
There, assuming the worst, an American agent could have checked it out and departed from a secret safe house or something.
It’s not likely, but I had to think of it.
It was because of the serious variables.
Especially Walter’s phone.
This was because Giandro hadn’t calculated it at all.
Giandro, who finished his judgment, asked the main point.
“… So what are you going to do? What is your purpose?”
– I’ll send Norman. Please use him. He’ll work hard enough and rightly for the Boss’s cause.
“Wouldn’t it be better for you to come? He will also have to verify.”
– No, he’s better than me. I also finished the verification. Above all, he is a brilliant talent who rose to the position of a staff member with the Minister of Defense in his late 20s. He is also recognized as a genius by the White House. He’ll be more helpful to the boss than me.
– This will give Norman time to get out. It would be nice to get both out, but that’s impossible. You won’t even cross the border. I must have been supervised… … .
While Giandro was counting the numbers, Walter added.
– You should definitely take him, he’s a really useful talent. He is a young man that is hard to find in the world these days. and… … .
After a brief pause, Walter spoke heavily.
– If we lose both of us, how many people will follow the boss?
Giandro chewed the curse.
The risk was so great that they both wanted to give up, because, as they say, it was too much to do Pikal’s work without them.
There should have been more people.
Of course, even though there were many people who were loyal to Pikal, not all of them were exceptionally talented.
The important thing was competent people who did their part.
Soon after, Giandro, who had made a decision, answered.
“Send it to Guangzhou, China. I will take him back.”