Ian is so excited about his new friendship with Dima that he can’t wait to tell Mark all about it. Mark is … not amused. Berlin is crawling with Soviet and Stasi spies, and Mark knows American officers must report enemy contact the moment they suspect it. Mark reminds Ian about the time he stepped in to stop Mark’s own self-destructive behavior.
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Starting with this chapter, folks, fiction and non-fiction begin to diverge sharply. In real life, I did not have to be urged to file an Enemy Contact Report. I did it first thing the next morning, shaking like a leaf as I walked into the OSI office. The meeting was routine, however; the officer who took my report yawned his way through the interview trying to wake up as he sipped his coffee. Just another day in the Divided City for him.
A reminder that this novel is a work of fiction, and that while I have drawn characters from life, I’m telling made-up stories born from my wild imagination. Nobody I know would ever have snorted cocaine while serving in the Air Force. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.
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