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By Sally Denton

While Kentucky Blueblood Drew Thornton parachuted to his demise in September 1985 wearing millions in funds and one hundred fifty kilos of cocaine the ugly finish of his startling existence blew open a scandal that reached to the main mystery circles of the U.S. govt. the tale of Thornton and the corporate he served, and the lone heroic struggle of country Policeman Ralph Ross opposed to a world net of corruption is among the such a lot portentous stories of the twentieth century.

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I looked like an idiot or a schizophrenic--muscle pants, gift-shop T-shirt, eyes glassy with fatigue. "Uh, sorry. Mr. " "I'm Alan Lambrose. One of Senator Caruthers's aides. " "It is. It's sort of how I'm known. " He smiled brightly and fanned a hand down the hall. " I walked into the living room, the Aztec pattern of the muscle pants flashing with my movement, and gestured around. " "Sure. " "We'll get that taken care of. " "Look," I said, "I get it. There's fifteen minutes of fame to be had. " Alan's pale lips firmed to suppress a smile, the first break in his wonkishness.

Filled with thousands of dollars in traveler's checks. I felt my last ray of hope extinguish. I thought about the financial-aid package waiting for me at UCLA. I thought about the baseball team. The attention I might get. The opportunities. He said, "You don't talk about this to anyone. Ever. Or we'll know. And we'll know who you talked to also. We won't be nearly as accommodating next go-round. To you or her. " "You stay gone. A good long time. " I nodded. "If they require guardian clearance for you to buy a ticket"--he pointed at a phone number that had been written on the envelope flap--"you're two days shy of your eighteenth birthday.

Mimicking his position, I slid two fingers through the gap in the curtains. I knew what would be waiting out there as I knew the next twist of a recurring nightmare. My hand shaking, I drew back the curtain. A dark sedan was parked up the street at the curb. My skin tightened as if against the cold. The phone rang, startling the hell out of me. Walking backward to keep an eye on the front door, I reached the phone and picked up. " He breathed for a moment on the car phone, letting the implications sink in.

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