Sunday, September 09, 2012

#sixsunday: Before The Morning #19: Secret Agent at Work

Hey beautiful people!

Had to take a break from blogging this week to get over the bad cold that slammed into me over the past weekend. Thank goodness feeling just shy of human now. And I am so looking forward to Six Sentence Sunday and doing the rounds to see what my fellow sixers are up to!

We're back with Rayne and Ash from Book 2 of my Corpus Brides espionage series. Last week, Ash kinda messed up (okay, that's an understatement!), and now he's feeling guilty as hell. Rayne knows something is amiss, but like the true manipulator she's been trained to be, she knows she can use that guilt to her advantage.

We're a week down from that fateful reunion scene; Rayne has convinced Ash to accompany her to Las Vegas. The official reason is that she is to meet with an eccentric benefactor for her aid agency in Sin City; the real reason is that the Corpus have sent her to deliver an agent's exit papers and equipment, in what is known in the clandestine world as a brush pass.

How does this take place? Read on to get an example.


'...
As Rayne left the baggage claim area and walked to one end of the terminal, where the restrooms were located, she reached up and touched the scarf that pulled her hair back, a white silk Hermes with the bow tied above her right ear—her contact would wear hers with the bow over the left ear; given that production of those particular scarves had stopped a few years earlier, there wasn't much risk that someone else would wear the same thing and confuse the exchange.
She passed a wide-eyed young woman with an iPhone and a Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 satchel in her hands, exactly like the one Rayne carried; the woman also wore a white headscarf with the bow above the left ear—Rayne walked to a wide pillar and stopped, dropped the bag at her feet, and pulled out her cell phone.
The woman drew closer, waving her phone as if trying to catch a signal, and dropped her bag next to Rayne's as she asked, "Any luck getting a signal?"
Rayne glanced up when she heard the cue, and said, "Barely enough coverage to send a text message," to confirm the script.
"Just my luck," the woman sighed as she reached down, grabbed the Speedy, and left.
Rayne pocketed her phone, reached for the satchel at her feet, and with the handle firmly in her grip, moved to the restrooms—one glance at the bag, and she smiled in satisfaction when she saw that the padlock was silver, and not gold, as on the one she'd brought over from England; the brush pass had gone as planned.
...'


So, Rayne's mission is accomplished in Vegas. Or is it...? Knowing her, there's bound to be a hidden agenda behind this trip... What has she got planned? Grab your copy of Before The Morning (Corpus Brides: Book Two) and find out!

Don't forget to check the following peeps on the official SSS list - Jess Schira, Jessica Subject, Krystal Shannan, Kerrianne Coombes, Dee Carney, Elin Gregory, Monica Enderle Pierce, Sue Ann Bowling, Taryn Kincaid, Sarah Walter Ellwood, Gemma Parkes, Samantha Paige - among many others!

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend & Sunday!

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

16 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

Love this insight into the clandestine world. Great six!

Glad to hear you're on the mend. Hopefully you'll be back to normal soon. :)

Carmen DeSousa said...

So secretive... I like it. Nice to see a woman in this role. :)

Cara Bristol said...

Such intrigue! Love the inside peek into the spy world.

Tory Michaels said...

Great suspense. Keep it up. :)

Jess Schira said...

Glad you're starting to feel better. You did an excellent job keeping track of the details needed for a smooth switch. It's a great scene!

Kate Warren said...

Glad you're starting to feel better, Zee.

Nice how they worked that pass.

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

I like the detail and intrigue in this. Fascinating stuff. Rayne and Ash are such interesting characters.

Lila Shaw said...

Nice! I love seeing the mechanics behind spy stuff!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Jessica! so far so good - let's hope it keeps up :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Carmen. That's exactly what I thought, too - all the super spies are men. Women would carry out that role so well, too. :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Cara! I love doing the research for this one :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Tory! :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Jess! I tried to smooth everything out and really think like an agent would - leave nothing to chance, that sort of thing. Glad if it worked :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Kate. I'm on the mend, thankfully. :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Awww, thank you Monica! I really tried to make this as realistic as possible. Glad if it worked :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Lila! I loved uncovering all the spy techniques and stuff during the research for this one :) xoxo

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