“You will be outfitted as a janitor and will have access to the building on Saturday as part of the normal weekend cleaning crew,” the chief said. “Once you’re inside, all you need to do is to make your way to the main lab and place the milk carton on the table and the envelope on the floor outside the lab door. Then just continue to be unobtrusive and leave with the rest of the cleaning crew. Understand?”
“I get it,” Michael said. “But you’re sure no one will get hurt?”
“The building will be empty. It’s locked tight after the cleaning crew leaves on Saturday afternoon until 6 am Monday morning,” the chief explained. “The timer is set to activate the antenna at noon on Sunday. That will direct the drones to a surgical strike on the lab. The letter you leave behind will point back to the Chinese as the perpetrators of the attack.”
“And if I get made?”
“You’ll be on your own, Michael. The agency will disavow any knowledge of you.”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers from Priceless Joy. Photo credit: Yinglan.