TEC: Chapter 63: Israeli Oil
So Murphy and Levi head out to an oil field to meet with Dr. Lehman, who is important because…Talon might have seen him at some point.
Lehman and Murphy blather on about oil for almost three pages, but the upshot is that the earthquake, which was so massive that it disrupted exactly nobody’s travel plans, nonetheless caused oil from Iraq to seep away into Israeli land.
Levi advises Lehman to keep this info to himself for the time being, since it could “lay the groundwork for war.” Lehman assures Levi that the only people he told were the Mossad agent, and that nice South African gentleman who just happened to be passing by.
Levi hangs around and lectures Lehman for awhile about war and other fun things, then he and Murphy both peace out.
They don’t however, think to actually warn Lehman about the dangers of said South African fellow, so that when he shows back up (at the Israeli oil site in the middle of nowhere, remember), Lehman greets Talon like an old friend.
Talon breaks Lehman’s neck. (Gorammit, Talon, what kind of serial killer with a trademark kill are you? No talon finger and no falcons?)
But no, Talon saves the falcon kill for one of the workers. The other worker (and only other person there) actually manages to take down both falcons himself before Talon shoots him.
Damn, son, why isn’t this guy our hero?
His name was Zahid. And he did more than Murphy ever has—brought down Talon’s falcons.