Assignment--Peking Author:Edward S. Aarons "Durell? Sam Durell?" — Sam stood silent and motionless. — "Sam, please answer me. It is quite all right. You can answer." — Sam heard a scratching sound, a faint click of metal on metal. There was quiet, sustained breathing. — The voice called again. — "Major Shan! Shan Tze Peng!" — "I am here," said Durell. — "Mr. Shan, I will get you out of here. I ... more »shall save you!"
Sam knew the words were a lie. He smelled danger. It was death breathing outside his door. Someone had already betrayed him. Someone who knew he was wearing another man's face. Someone Sam Durell had trusted for a long time...maybe even loved.
The slant-eyed stranger in his mirror looked back at him with growing horror....« less