Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Whitehall: One of the M.I.s....S Branch
"There's been a contact. Damn it Tom! The bloody hats have tipped our game too early."
"Any news yet sir?"
"No. The CO on the ground assures me the area has been sealed off. But this isn't good enough. How could this have happened!"
"Mmm, looking at the transcript of signals so far.....Larkspur.....I'd say frequency drift on their set. Over eagerness of the troops involved. Probably didn't pick up the 'go firm' order. Is the Hereford mob nearby?"
"Only the OP. Another 20 minutes before the assault teams are on the ground. Enough time for it all to turn to ratshit".
"We've still got the girl under surveillance. She could be bait. He risked contacting her before. We also have other members of the cell identified....."
Light blinks on phone. "Brigadier? I want to see arrests or bodies. And if there are any bodies on our side, yours better be among them!"
Right Tom! Get me the SAS commander on the spot. I've got tame journalists at the Mail and News of the World....
"Just the two....?"
"Whatever happens at that bloody farm. I'm going to ensure it's going to be a victory for us!"
Picks up phone again. "Pauline, get hold of Jerry Fowler urgently. He's to meet me in The Swan in an hour's time".
"Tom, I want you to get down their as fast as possible. Take charge of the scene. Shoot people if you have to...."