1. How does the first chapter begin?
The first chapter begins with a description of a cabin surrounded by trees and an unnamed man with short blond hair sitting inside. He is described as an "assassin of assassins, an exporter of death, trained and funded by the United States government." The assassin tosses stacks of papers into the fireplace. The documents are the result of months of surveillance of the men that he and his men have been targeting. The assassin and his men have traveled around the world to kill people considered to be a threat to national security.
2. What is President Stevens doing in his meeting with Stu Garret and Mark Dickson at the start of Chapter 2?
At the beginning of Chapter 2, the President is meeting with Stu Garret and Mark Dickson to calculate the number of votes they will need to pass their budget. The men plot to obtain the remainder of the votes. Garret informs Stevens that he is blackmailing a congressman with the help of Arthur Higgins. Higgins is greatly feared.
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