Here, finally, is the conclusion of “The Ten Plagues Affair.” Many thanks for your patience. In order to understand what's going on, you really need to read the earlier installments.
Start from the beginning with Part One: The Trouble With Amphibians
Part 3 of THE TEN PLAGUES AFFAIR
(Acts I and II)
Act I: A Cold Day In Hell
Napoleon stared at the depressing pile of paperwork covering his desk, wondering, not for the first time, whether file folders procreated at night when the lights were out. The necessity of reading each and every report that crossed his desk was one of his least favorite duties as CEA. At least it's Friday, he thought, rubbing his weary eyes. Not that that provided any sort of absolution where UNCLE was concerned.
The door slid open.
“Ah, there you are,” Illya declared grumpily. “I was about to send Mr. Waverly's Saint Bernard out to look for you.”
“Illya!” Napoleon's face lit with pleasure. “When did you get back from Athens? The mission was a success, I trust?”
“Never mind that, Napoleon. Have you looked outside your door recently?”
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