This week’s #teasertuesday is from Shadowboxing, Book 1 of my WWII Echoes Rising series.
“London had no clue about Lehrer’s defection. Gabriel hadn’t passed along the information as he implied.”
Liang raised an eyebrow. “I thought we were supposed to be able to trust Gabriel.” He frowned. “Do they believe that still to be the case?”
“That depends on his motivations, and there is no way of knowing what they are.” This mission was quickly becoming anything but the simple retrieval outlined in their initial briefing. “Lehrer is considered too high a risk to be allowed to remain in Germany. If he falls into the hands of the Gestapo, he might be persuaded to assist them.”
“So they aren’t sure he can be trusted either?”
“Gabriel is convinced Lehrer is trustworthy, but I am not so sure, especially considering his own position at present. He and Lehrer have both disappeared. Lehrer has worked on this project since the beginning, so why the attack of conscience now?” Ken had reservations about the entire scenario. If the Germans had received intelligence about the Allied mission, it wasn’t unlikely or unheard of that they might plant a spy. Not all defectors were honest about their reasons for doing so, and either Gabriel or Lehrer could be a double agent.
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