Asif,” he’d said, “falcon training is the perfect cover in the desert. Falcons are part of the Bedouin life. They are used to hunt rabbits and desert quail.”
What I didn’t know, he thought, was how much work the Saker falcon would require.
The bird was beautiful. Asif knew it could fly at speeds up to a hundred kilometers an hour. A trained falcon was worth thousands of dollars. He’d almost asked Bob if the bird had a name, then realized he wasn’t going to bond with it. The falcon was his cover.
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