Two well-dressed young men left the MI6 building in a silver Ford Mondeo. They both looked dressed for a formal meeting. They could have been any young aspiring executives on their way to meet an important client.
In fact, Mark Toomey and his 'minder' were headed for RAF Northolt in west London, together with small suitcases. For Mark it was a one-way trip, whilst Duncan, his minder, would be coming back from their destination as soon as Mark had been safely 'delivered'.
When airborne, Mark allowed himself one last look down at London, his former home. Homesick already!