By Mark Abernethy
Alan McQueen, aka Mac, the intrepid hero of Golden Serpent and moment Strike, is a difficult, true-blue, and inventive Aussie. An intelligence agent, Mac spends loads of his time doing undercover paintings in south east Asia. Double again sees Mac placing his lifestyles at the line battling risky forces who will cease at not anything to sink the independence stream in East Timor. scuffling with the nice struggle, Mac discovers a plot to exploit a dangerous ethno-bomb which kills simply local East Timorese—who do not proportion the ethnicity of so much Indonesians. Can Mac safe the ethno-bomb ahead of it truly is too overdue?
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Several mine workers were injured where they sat huddled on the floor and Mac could hear moans and tape-muffled screams as the door-gunner stopped shooting. ‘They’re coming in,’ said Kaui, slithering to one of the RPG boxes as both mercenary helos advanced. He handed Mac the rocket-propelled grenade launcher, with its big ugly knob of explosive on the tip of the rocket. As the Papuan crawled to the next RPG box, the door-gunners opened up again, making Mac and Kaui dive flat to the floor. ‘Time to ride,’ muttered Kaui, giving up on a second RPG.
A long, good-looking Papuan face was looking out at the helos. He wore a white T-shirt printed with the OPM Morning Star flag. To most observers, he was a left-wing troublemaker and terrorist; to Mac he was Kaui – a University of Queensland graduate and one of the best covert operators the Australian government had in this part of the world. ‘Fuck,’ mumbled Mac under his breath, realising Kaui intended to play out his role, not turn and run like he’d been asked to do. ’ crackled Berger over the earpiece.
CHAPTER 3 Mac lay on the floor of the Hino minibus with Kaui as Albert drove through the outskirts of Amamapare, the port on the south coast of West Papua which serviced the major mines in the highlands. The South African mercs would be looking for payback regardless of whether the Korean mining company was still paying them. They’d be staking out the airports in the southern part of West Papua, and if they had connections in Jakarta, the Indonesian military might help them look for Mac and Kaui.
Double Back by Mark Abernethy