Charity is the third pillar of Islam, Gabriel said. Zakat.
And a noble quality, Shamron said, accept when the zakat ends up in the
hands of murderers.
Do you think Ali Massoudi was connected to the Saudis by more than money?
We may never know because the great professor is no longer with us. But
whomever he was working for clearly has his sights set on the Vatican and
someone needs to tell them.
I suspect you have someone in mind for the job.
Consider it your first assignment as chief of Special Ops, Shamron said.
The prime minister wants you to step into the breach. Immediately.
Amos has another name in mind, but the prime minister and I have made it
clear to him who we want in the job.
My own record is hardly free of scandal, and unfortunately the world now
knows about it.
The Gare de Lyon affair? Shamron shrugged. You were lured into it by a
clever opponent. Besides, Ive always believed that a career free of controversy
is not a proper career at all. The prime minister shares that view.
Maybe thats because hes been involved in a few scandals of his
Theres no need for you to go to Rome, Shamron said, cutting him off. Rome
is coming to you.
How much did you tell him?
Enough for him to ask Alitalia if he could borrow a plane for a few hours,
Shamron said. Hell be here first thing in the morning. Show him the
photographs. Tell him as much as you need to in order to impress upon him that
we think the threat is credible.
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