By Michael Palmer

Gabe Singleton and Andrew Stoddard have been as soon as Naval Academy roommates. this present day, Gabe is a rustic health professional and his buddy Andrew has long gone from struggle hero to governor to President of the USA. sooner or later, whereas the USA is embroiled in a sour presidential election crusade, Marine One lands on Gabe's Wyoming ranch, and President Stoddard declares that his own medical professional has abruptly and mysteriously disappeared―and he desperately wishes Gabe to take the man's place.

Now ensconced within the White residence scientific place of work, Gabe involves a tense awareness: The President isn't really healthy to run the rustic. Worse, Gabe uncovers proof that his friend's ailment is probably not as a result of traditional factors. Who may have administered this kind of blow? And why? The President's existence is at stake, the protection of the area is in jeopardy, and it really is as much as Gabe to discover the solutions whereas time is operating out…

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She took a skinny silver case from her jacket pocket and got rid of a light lavender company card. “I can do with out a costume or perhaps a night bag, yet a rule of survival during this city isn't, ever exit with no what you are promoting playing cards. ” “Magnus had mine ready in my table drawer while I arrived. Now i do know why. sadly, they’re nonetheless there. ” LILY PAD STABLES, the cardboard learn easily, in addition to an tackle in Virginia and an ornate LPS in a single nook. “I’m West Texas born and bred,” she acknowledged, “and the place I come from, humans say that the number-one cause of making piles of cash is to have horses. ” “In Wyoming we love to assert horse is not anything extra, or much less, than a four-legged cut down. ” “Same factor, quite. ” Her snicker was once unforced and absolutely attractive. “Well, at Lily Pad now we have a few of the most interesting saddle horses wherever, until you love to leap. We’ve obtained these, too. ” “Jumping issues on a horse makes not more experience to me than leaping issues no longer on a horse. whilst doubtful, pass round. That’s my motto. ” “In that case, provide me a decision. I’ll express you a few of my followed kingdom from a western saddle. ” “I’d feel free to. I’m already having saddle cleaning soap withdrawal. ” “In that case, the earlier the higher. ” Her enigmatic expression at that second may, he knew, stick with him until eventually they hit the path jointly— every time that was once. No quicker had he and Lily moved aside while the admiral, Ellis Wright, stepped in to introduce Gabe to a common as “my guy within the White apartment. ” there has been no trace whatever of the rancor that had so lately marked Wright’s stopover at to Gabe’s workplace. The outer face, the interior face, Gabe mused because the basic and the admiral became to greet Calvyn Berriman. Did someone during this city really say what they intended, or suggest what they stated? It was once at that quick Gabe spotted Lattimore, status through the entrance to the corridor, motioning him over together with his eyes and a minute shake of his head, while he smiled and nodded at a variety of passing site visitors. His expression, no less than to Gabe’s reckoning, was once grim. Slowly, intentionally, feeling greatly just like the different site visitors as he masked his objective with a happy expression, he labored his means throughout to the manager of employees, becoming a member of him in acknowledging the Secretary of safeguard and his spouse, then the manager of the nationwide safeguard Council. “Is there an issue? ” Gabe requested softly, taking pains to not glance without delay at Lattimore. “Perhaps. Wait mins, then make your method to your workplace and get your clinical bag. The president’s mystery provider guy, deal with Griswold, may be ready to take you upstairs to the place of dwelling. ” “Do i have to deliver whatever distinct? ” Gabe requested. “Just an open mind,” used to be the answer. bankruptcy 7 fighting to appear nonchalant, Gabe retrieved his scientific bag from the ground by way of his table. “An open brain. ” What within the hell had Lattimore intended via that? by the point Gabe reentered his place of work reception sector, deal with Griswold was once ready, motioning with an upraised hand for him to stick quiet and remain the place he used to be. carefully, the key carrier agent checked the hall, then beckoned Gabe throughout to the elevator, which one other ready agent keyed electronically.

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