To get the spooks used to the occasional loss of contact with his microchip, Mark switched it on and off a number of times each day the next few days, when the weather was good. They assumed he went out onto the balcony.
Meanwhile, he drove out, two days after his encounter with Tony, to Larnaca, where he found an internet cafe and researched flights to the UK. Paying with Tony's debit card, he booked his flight for a few days later. He hadn't used his own card as he was sure it would be closely monitored.
Lift off soon!