When soldier of fortune Robert Morgan is caught digging up weapons in what was an old Soviet arms stash, he is turned over to MI-5 for questioning. The security agents determine that a sophisticated laser, used for guiding missiles to their target, is missing from the stash and they are convinced there is a terrorist plot underway. Adam is put in charge of interrogating Morgan and with no more than an estimated 48 hours before the attack, Adam finds himself unable to extract any information using conventional methods. Gradually, he begins to use so-called aggressive techniques bringing into question just how far they are prepared to go to get the information they need. Harry Pearce meanwhile has been short-listed for the soon to be vacant MI-5 Director-General position and prepares for his interview.
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Fiona Carter informs Malcom that the man they have in custody received a large deposit at a bank in Saffron Walden. A view of the terminal Malcolm is using shows he has typed Saffron Walden before Fiona mentions it. See more
Now, tell me what the target is and when you're planning the attack or I will make things so bad, that everything that's happened to you in the last few hours will seem like a pleasant memory.