Some very solid practices are detailed in this novel.
I liked the way the novel was set up. It was easy to follow and well broken down.
The authors managed to provide tips and methods to readers and also highlight statistics and studies throughout. This felt like a valid approach.
Kate’s letter only confirmed what Andreas had observed. Whatever Bolantano’s motives, treason was treason. Andreas did not see betrayal as part of the bright man’s constitution. Was someone paying him? Bolantano didn’t seem too interested in money. Was he being blackmailed? Could Bolantano have been one of the fathers? Andreas never did get a clear answer of whose sperm was fathering these babies. Was it morality? An orphanage had many depressing elements to a child’s upbringing. Why would he risk their emotional happiness knowing that they could be raised by the world’s most influential people with every opportunity imaginable? On the other hand, the orphan would be free, not under obligation or studied like a rat. Should Andreas just ask Bolantano? They were never close. He couldn’t see the major opening up to him on a whim. More proof was needed. Again, he needed to talk to Kate. He wanted to talk to Kate. Slowly, Andreas dialed each digit in the number he had tracked down through his connections. His heart raced. She sent him the letter. She initiated this, he thought. She invited me to call. One ring. What if she tells me to go to hell? Two rings. What if she invites me to England? Three rings. “Hello?” There was no mistaking her deep, no-nonsense voice, the voice of a leader, not a follower. “Kate, it’s me, Robert.” There was a pause which lasted much longer than Andreas liked. The silence caused his stomach to flip. Maybe this was a bad idea. “Kate?” The general was the first to metaphorically blink in this conversation, not liking the surrender of power. That was the very least that he deserved. This letter, this story she sent him could be some kind of setup/payback for almost ruining her life. “Yeah. You sound the same. Your voice, it brought back a lot of memories,” Kate said.