The first two stories of the “second twenty-six” have been Mai Fisher-centric, so it was time to give her partner, Alexei Bukharin, a bit more column space. This story, “Window on the World,” is the middle tale of two bookend stories (“Patience” and “Here, There Be Dragons”), which appear in the book, Spy Flash, coming out in December. This story can stand alone. It is, however, a somewhat graphic depiction of torture; not the obscene euphemism “enhanced interrogation techniques,” but torture.
From left to right, here’s what I saw: blindfolded; a beetle/a bug; a rainbow; laying bricks/building a wall; missing a ball/making an error or mistake; a cell phone/phone; breaking or broken; a bridge; a flower.
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