The ambulance came and hurried Sandy off to the hospital. Less than ten minutes earlier we had been starving, now all thoughts of lunch had vanished. In a few hours Richie received a phone call from the hospital letting him know that Sandy was injured with a broken leg and minor burns on the back and arms; the doctor ended the call by saying that Sandy would take a month or so to recover. That devastated our plans, because kortav wasn’t going to give us a month to wait for Sandy. We would have to find someone to replace him.
Yesterday Richie called me and said he found the perfect replacement for Sandy; his college roommate, Earl Patterson. He said that he wanted everyone to meet at the Broad River Coffee Company so he could introduce Earl to the team.
When we were all assembled in a corner at the coffee shop we waited for half an hour until Earl showed up. Finally a man who looked as if he had a degree in geekiness entered, and Richie jumped up to greet him saying: “Earl, I’m glad you came! I almost forgot how bad you are with time!”
“First I’d like to introduce my crew of spies to you,” said Richie, unable to hide the happiness he felt at seeing his old friend again.”This is Karl Burns; he’s our computer hacker, so we can get into our opponents’ information more easily.”
“And this is Tanya Suco; an expert at getting in places where she isn’t invited, and when disguise wouldn’t help any. She has broken into some of the worlds’ top security before.”
This is Kelly Estes; she goes in undercover and in disguise, she blends into the crowd so well that no one ever suspects her.
Antonio Scott works with Kelly undercover; they also work with Dawn White.
This is Dawn.
And this is Annie Corder; she will be in charge of the Kortav mission since I have work elsewhere.
You Earl will be working alongside of Annie, and she will mostly be working in disguise with Kelly, Dawn and Antonio.