“When you get on the train, you start scanning everything. Every person, every rock, every bird.
Here’s what I need you to commit to memory or paper;
- Find me a fixer, set up a meeting
- Open a bank account in Addis Ababa that has a wire service
- Find us a safehouse in Addis
- Get a feel for who/where/when are Mussolini’s OVRA spies in town
- Who are the resident OVRA agents?
- What are the going rates for bribes
- smokes. whiskey. dollars. lira. baht
- gate guards. renting trucks. look-the-other-way funds