“It’s time for us to leave.” Phil announced abruptly.
Nobody questioned him. They had all suspected that once Tess shared their abbreviated intel with Council, things would begin to move quickly and Phil knew it was likely there would be more than one unwelcome surprise in the process. For now, he only knew their cover had been blown and their ability to glean additional information from inside the mine had ended with Tess’s meeting with Council.
Adams’s gaped and his moans ceased as people in the cells around him suddenly started disappearing one by one. His guttural squawk roused Josh from his own self-pitying wallow in time to see Karl and Anita wink out like flashbulbs.
“Did you see that?” he shrieked at Adams who responded with a shower of spittle. “They just vanished!” Years of watching B science fiction movies had him on his feet, one minute looking for wires or mirrors, cowering on the floor, the next.
“Awp, blrb, gah…” was all Adams could manage.
Seeing one of the guards in the distance, Josh started shouting to get his attention. “Hey, you! Mister! Come here! They’re gone! You have to see this!”
Finally, something he said got a guard’...