Nonetheless suffering to rebuild after Katrina, New Orleans is faced through one other significant typhoon heading its approach, unaware way more damaging human-made terror might wreak untold horror and havoc at the city--unless rogue CTU agent Jack Bauer can s
Title: 24 Declassified
Author: Jacobs, David
Publication Date: 2008/01/01
Number of Pages: 374
Binding kind: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: 2009281829
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Raindrops pattered at the deck planks. The yard was once darkish, other than the place the headlights shone in the course of the apartment and during the part of the French doorways that wasn’t screened through the partition. She deliberate to make a run for it, hiking over the again fence right into a neighbor’s yard, and making her method clear of Belle Reve highway. It used to be sturdy to be out of the home the place she’d been cooped up for many of the day and evening, the thick, humid air of the oncoming hurricane feeling definitely clean and clean after the ambience contained in the apartment. A shadowy determine stepped round the nook of the home on her correct, looming into view. He stated her identify, “Vikki Valence. ” a bit shriek escaped her as she reflexively raised the butcher knife excessive. A deck plank creaked in the back of her, and sooner than she may perhaps react, a powerful hand reached round her to clench the wrist that held the knife. a robust arm encircled her wasp waist, lifting her up and elevating her naked toes off the floor. the fellow who stood at the back of her, protecting her, gave her wrist a bit twist in a course within which it wasn’t designed to head. Gasping, white-faced, she enable move of the knife, which fell clattering to the deck planking. the fellow retaining her acknowledged, “Easy does it, leave out Valence. We’re CTU. You contacted us, bear in mind? good, the following we're. ” The speaker used to be Jack Bauer; the opposite determine, the single on the some distance finish of the deck, was once Pete Malo. She acknowledged, “I’ll scream—” Jack acknowledged, “Save your voice for speaking. You’re going to be doing loads of it, simply because we wish to comprehend all approximately your pal Colonel Paz and his good friend Beltran. ” No aspect in telling her they have been either useless, now not but. Vikki stopped suffering, no longer that her squirmings have been getting her at any place. Jack’s calm, conversational tone confident her that she was once facing the true factor, a central authority guy. Hoodlums and difficult men of the Bourbon highway kind that she used to be used to facing hardly ever stricken to be well mannered. Jack set her down on her ft, holding his grip on her wrist. “Don’t run. the place may you visit, in any case? ” She stated, “Don’t flip me over to Dooley and Buttrick—” Pete Malo stepped up, stated, “You belong to CTU now. ” He bent down, choosing up the butcher knife. “Nice. ” Vikki acknowledged, “I used to be merely going to exploit it in self-defense. ” Pete acknowledged, “Let’s all move inside of, hmm? ” Vikki began to fight back, yet Jack held her wrist in a police-style come-along, controlling her pursuits. She acknowledged, “No—no, no longer inside—” Jack acknowledged, “Why no longer? ” Pete informed her, “Don’t get frantic, Vikki. ” “I don’t are looking to return in there! ” Pete acknowledged, “I do. I’m getting rainy out right here. ” He opened one of many French doorways vast, crossing the edge and stepping within, halting presently. “Uh-oh,” he acknowledged. He padded round within the studio region lit by way of the headlights’ glare, discovering a wall change and flipping it on, turning on an overhead gentle. Jack undefined, escorting Vikki inside of. His nostrils stuck a whiff of degradation, a stench of corruption. He knew that odor. Pete acknowledged, “We don’t are looking to depart our police buddies out within the rain.