Alexandria Project, Chapter 23: Sarin? You Thought I Said Sarin?

Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jun 29, 2010 1:36 AM EDT Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove
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In which a coup is planned in North Korea, a mystery is unraveled in Nevada, and Frank (unknowingly) finds himself out of the frying pan - and into the fire.

General Chan Bok-choy, ranking general of the Peoples Army of North Korea, was walking by the side of the President of the Supreme People’s Assembly across a broad plaza. They had just left a meeting with the Dear Leader, and had only a few minutes to converse without being overheard by their aides, or by those in the listening rooms that monitored the microphones that were everywhere.

General Bok-choy knew that they were not completelyl safe from surveillance even here. Doubtless, some member of the Secret Police was filming them from a hidden location using a telescopic lense, so that another agent could later try to read their lips. For that reason, the General walked with his hands clasped behind his back and his head bowed. Being at the top of the chain of command in the paranoid otherworld of North Korea meant you were always being spied on by everyone else in the inner circle. And, of course, you were spying on them as well.

President Kim Long-dong spoke first.

“Are you sure that you can destroy both Washington and New York, General?”

“There can be no doubt.”

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