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Long night. We're all tired , and it's a young crew," the coastguardsman explained wearily . Oreza was nearly twenty-eight himself, and by far the oldest man of his boat crew. " Kelly asked. 28 TOM CLANCY Oreza nodded. looking around at the water. " Kinda. Some damned fool in a little day-sailer turned up missing after that little rainstorm we had last night. " "Forty knots of wind . Fair blow, Portagee," Kelly pointed out. " "Yeah, well. we rescued six boats already, just this one still missing.

He almost said. Instead he laughed, mainly at himself. That was something else he needed to do. "I'm sorry . " He turned to look at her again and saw understanding in WITHOUT REMORSE 17 her eyes. Just a quiet look. very human and feminine. but it shook Kelly. He could feel it happen, and ignored the part of his consciousness that told him that it was something he'd needed badly for months. That was something he didn 't need to hear. especially from himself. Loneliness was bad enough without reflection on its misery.

Kelly brought Springer alongside very slowly, mindful of the boat he was towing. He scurried off the bridge to drop his fenders , then jumped ashore to tie off a pair of spring lines before heading towards the Hatteras . The 38 TOM CLANCY owner already had his mooring lines set up, and tos sed them to Kelly on the quay while he set his fenders . Hauling the boat in a few feet was a good chance to show his mus­ cle s to Pam . It only took five minutes to get her snugged in, after which Kelly did the same with Springer.

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