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100 “We need information,” Ross said. “And she knows more about gorillas than we do.” “But can you find her in an hour and ten minutes?” “Hell, no,” Ross said, checking her watch. “This won’t take more than twenty minutes.” “Lower! Lower!” Ross was shouting into her radio headset as she sat alongside the police helicopter pilot. The helicopter was circling the tower of Government House, turning and moving north, toward the Hilton. “This is not acceptable, madam,” the pilot said politely. “We fly below airspace limitations.” “You’re too damn high!” Ross said. She was looking at a box on her knees, with four compass-point digital readouts. She flicked switches quickly, while the radio crackled with angry complaints from Nairobi tower. “East now, due east,” she instructed, and the helicopter tilted and moved east, toward the poor outskirts of the city. In the back, Elliot felt his stomach twist with each banking turn on the helicopter. His head pounded and he felt awful, but he had insisted on coming. He was the only person knowledgeable enough to minister to Amy if she was in medical trouble. Now, sitting alongside the pilot, Ross said, “Get a reading,” and she pointed to the northeast. The helicopter thumped over crude shacks, junked automobile lots, dirt roads. “Slower now, slower. . The readouts glowed, the numbers shifting. Elliot saw them all go to zero, simultaneously. “Down!” Ross shouted, and the helicopter descended in the center of a vast garbage dump. The pilot remained with the helicopter; his final words were disquieting. “Where there’s garbage, there’s rats,” he said. “Rats don’t bother me,” Ross said, climbing out with her box in her hand. “Where there’s rats, there’s cobras,” the pilot said.
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101 “Oh,” Ross said. She crossed the dump with Elliot. There was a stiff breeze; papers and debris ruffled at their feet. Elliot’s head ached, and the odors arising from the dump nauseated him. “Not far now,” Ross said, watching the box. She was excited, glancing at her watch. “Here?” She bent over and picked through the trash, her hand making circles, digging deeper in frustration, elbow-deep in the trash. Finally she came up with a necklace—a necklace she had given Amy when they first boarded the airplane in San Francisco. She turned it over, examining the plastic name tag on it, which Elliot noticed was unusually thick. There were fresh scratches on the back. “Hell,” Ross said. “Sixteen minutes shot.” And she hurried back to the waiting helicopter. Elliot fell into step beside her. “But how can you find her if they got rid of her necklace bug?” “Nobody,” Ross said, “plants only one bug. This was just a decoy, they were supposed to find it.” She pointed to the scratches on the back. “But they’re clever, they reset the frequencies.” “Maybe they got rid of the second bug, too,” Elliot said.
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