By Way of Deception Characters

Victor Ostrovsky
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Butrus Eben Halim

Butrus Eben Halim is an Iraqi who lives in the Villejuif section of Paris with his wife Samira. They have no children and do not have a happy marriage. He travels to work by bus, following a circular route as he has been told to by Iraqi security. The only two constants in his route are the bus stop in Villejuif and the Gare Saint-Lazare Metro station, from which he takes the train to Sarcelles. Sarcelles is located north of Paris and is the site of a top secret project. The French are building a nuclear reactor for Iraq and Halim is a scientist assigned to the project.

Halim notices that every day a red Ferrari stops to pick up a blond woman who is waiting at the bus stop. One day, the Ferrari doesn't show and the woman boards a bus. When the Ferrari appears...

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