- Summaries (2)
Lars Holm,head of KPEC,a firm out to prevent Turner's acquisition of the dam,is murdered,along with his wife,by an assassin sent by Turner. At Byzantium the word gets out that there is a mole but Keel tells the staff they are acting on behalf of a client in a bidding war with Turner. Sam accompanies the Turners to a country mansion where the bids will take place. Here she meets Bernard Faroux,with whom she had a liaison in Tangiers and agrees to tell her who betrayed her if she can get him Turner's memory stick so that he can outbid him for the dam. In the event Turner wins the bid and Sam kills Faroux after he has tried to kill her. His dying word is 'Hour-glass'. At the same time new Byzantium operative Ian gets friendly with Ryder whilst 'Hour-glass' is seen to be printed on a file in the office where Natalie, Aidan's MI6 contact,who has been sleeping with him for information,works.
The time has come for the bidding on the dam Jack Turner wishes to acquire. Sam reports that Turner had an argument with the CEO of KPEC, a Norwegian company that will run the dam if Turner wins. It's also understood that Turner can't win without KPEC's support. When the Turners set out to the bidding conference, Stephen Turner decides he wants to keep his son close so Sam gets to attend as well. Before that, Sam needs to learn the amount Turner is prepared to bid. Sam has a bit of a surprise when she runs into Bernard Faroux whom she's met in Tangier. He promises to tell her what she wants to know in return for the Turner's bid. Aiden thinks Sam should be pulled out but is overruled. Jsack Turner will go to any length to win, including murder. When Sam finds Fairoux dying he has only one word for her: hourglass.
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