Fragments Chapter 9 Page 1

Back at his home Steve enters the kitchen and opens one of the cabinets, enters a code into a dial pad and the central kitchen island slides silently to one side revealing a stairwell leading down and under the house. He slowly crawls down the first steps and then enters another code in the keypad. The lights in the kitchen switch off and after a few seconds the island slides back into position.

The agency retirement package meant he got to live in this house, a car and a boat. In exchange he had to provide shelter for other agents passing through, which was rare, and watch over the two sites where they had weapons and technology stashed. One here, and one offshore. Plenty of toys to keep him entertained now.

Another security code sits on a wall panel at the