By Alistair MacLean
Amsterdam Airport - the simplest in Europe - had disappeared. The wall of water was once the paintings of FFF - an Irish terrorist crew who are looking to strength Britain's hand.
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M. this morning and that all planes should be flown out yesterday afternoon or evening to adjacent airfields as the needless destruction of property formed no part of their plans. Very considerate of them, I must say. And even more considerate, Jon, was the phone call you got at nine o'clock this morning urging you to evacuate all those planes immediately. But, of course, we all knew it was a hoax, so we paid no attention. ' 'Not a chance-. It was a woman's voice, a young woman and speaking in English.
Our country, as you are well aware, has more than its fair share of dedicated environmentalists. ' De Graaf ran a hand through his thick, iron-grey hair. 'Maybe anything. ' 'Maybe you'd better have another look, Colonel,' de Jong said. His hands were clenching and unclenching and he was shivering violently. Both of those were involuntary but for different reasons. The former accurately reflected an intense frustration and anger; the latter was due to the fact that, when an ice-cold wind blows east-north-east off the 1jsselmeer, and before that from Siberia, the roof of the main concourse of Schiphol airport was no place to be.
No demands? ' 'And I say that we're up against clever and very calculating criminals who are more than content to let us stew in our own juice for the time being. I wouldn't worry about the demands, if I were you. These will come in due time - their time. Well, nothing more we can achieve here - not, on reflection, that we have achieved anything. I bid you good day, Mr de Jong, and hope that you'll be back in operational services some time tomorrow. ' On their way out, van Effen made a gesture to de Graaf to hold back.
Floodgate by Alistair MacLean