Nikki nodded and followed the waiter. With a flourish of his hand, he indicated the only empty table which, unfortunately, was next to Wallace’s. The man sat buried behind today’s edition of Wiener Zeitung, Austria’s oldest newspaper. He didn’t look up as Nikki sat down and picked up the menu. Automatically, she pulled her cigarettes from her handbag and placed one in her mouth.
Nikki didn’t need to glance up. She recognised the voice. During her training, the instructors had repeatedly drummed into the new recruits, you have two choices if you’ve been made. Either repeatedly deny meeting that person and stick to your legend, or interact with the target and make them your best friend. Even sleep with them if you have to. The instructor had stared at Nikki and the other female recruit, Linda Santos, when he’d imparted that piece of advice.
Nikki had only one option.
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