Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is Mitch doing at the beginning of Chapter 1, and how does he feel about it?
At the beginning of Chapter 1, Mitch walks around the grounds of Count Hagenmiller's mansion, checking out the situation for his mission later that evening. He is annoyed that no one warned him the Count has dogs, but as they are not hunting dogs, it should not pose a problem.
2. Describe the CIA's Orion Team.
The CIA's Orion Team is set up after the Lockerbie bombing because the government officials knew something drastic had to happen. Since diplomacy had failed and military action was inappropriate, they chose to take covert action. Dr. Irene Kennedy is the unofficial head of the Orion Team.
3. What does Irene Kennedy discuss with President Hayes in Chapter 2?
In Chapter 2, Irene Kennedy visits President Hayes to discuss Mitch's assignment in Germany. The President says Mitch can proceed, but this meeting and the previous six never happened since the American government cannot afford to be seen giving such an operation its support.
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