Lee Crane, Captain of the SSRN Seaview sighed softly; it was supposed to have been a routine mission.
Whether he'd been spotted as his dinghy approached the beach, or whether he'd been betrayed it didn't matter. So now he was sitting in what appeared to be a shed, bound hand and foot to a chair.
He was also sporting a black eye and a cut over his right eyebrow. He hadn't surrendered easily.
The door opened and he watched incuriously as a pair of shiny, black boots appeared in front of him. "It would appear that you've failed in your mission, Commander," an oily voice purred.
Lee lifted his head to stare into the face of Colonel Arsenio. "How do you know I'm not the bait," he enquired "and might I say that it's a pleasure to meet you too, Colonel."
"You will regret your insolence," the Colonel replied darkly. As he spoke, Captain Crane felt a jab in his upper arm, "We'll be back in a little while."
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