Binary (Hard Case Crime)

By Michael Crichton, John Lange

Political radical John Wright is plotting an act of mass destruction - and federal agent John Graves has him below surveillance, attempting to determine what the plot is. 

When a central authority computing device is hacked and a high-security cargo of nerve gasoline will get hijacked, Graves places the items jointly - yet can he cease Wright from unleashing his weapon earlier than it kills 1000000 people...including the President of the us?

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Jones is defined as a heavyset muscular guy with a damaged nostril and graying hair. confident identity has no longer but been made up of this individual. three. Jones informed the assembled males that they have been going to scouse borrow a volume of insecticide from a teach. He instructed them that he had now not in my view deliberate the robbery, that it have been labored out by way of another individual. They believed this after they heard the plans. even supposing no longer officially proficient, those males have a well-developed experience of character and so they all agree that Jones, who used to be defined via one as a “drill-sergeant type,” lacked the acumen to formulate the plans. four. The plans have been extraordinary for his or her element. for instance, the boys have been advised that the teach will be touring at 35 mph, in response to division of Transportation rules masking cargo of risky shipment. the lads have been advised the timetable the educate might keep on with from its aspect of starting place in Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah, in the course of the kingdom. the boys have been informed of the life of impedance journey sensors within the rails, and have been urged in relay timing mechanisms concerned. They have been advised that the insecticide will be saved in 500-pound canisters of 2 varieties—one variety painted yellow, the opposite black. They have been advised that they need to scouse borrow one yellow canister and one black canister. yellows or blacks wouldn't do. both vital is what the boys weren't informed. They weren't instructed that the teach will be guarded. this can be an incredible element. It ability both that plans have been drawn up for the theft one month before—when there have been no guards at the trains—or else that the presence of the guards used to be recognized by way of the planners, who elected to not tell the boys. This element continues to be in debate. the boys have been additionally now not informed why they have been stealing the insecticide within the first position. considerably, none of them requested. it appears it was once an issue of overall indifference to them. five. They remained within the wooden body condominium in Ramrock until eventually eight p. m. Then each one guy was once issued a laptop gun and a pistol. The desktop weapons have been of the standard sort, that's, warfare surplus gear offered with plugged barrels. another social gathering had easily machined new barrels and changed the unique plugged barrels (cf. Memorandum 245/779: Abuses of battle Surplus Weaponry). the lads then climbed aboard a Land Rover which was once kept within the storage of the home. It had it seems that been there looking forward to a few weeks, since it used to be dusty. They drove off into the wasteland to satisfy the educate. 6. They arrived at an unnamed web site in northeast Utah almost immediately after 2 a. m. They conducted their arrangements quick and successfully within the mild of a whole moon. One guy used to be despatched down the tracks till he came across the impedance journey sensor. He blocked the mechanism of this sensor via attaching an digital override equipment. therefore nobody knew for 6 hours that the teach have been stopped additional up the tracks; it was once assumed that the journey sensor had damaged down. in the meantime 4 different males walked around the sand towards a half-dozen livestock grazing within reach. The theft web site was once minimum rangeland and have been selected particularly due to this.

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