“Sinbad” was the first person to take Harry’s invention seriously.
So the fifteen-year old felt bad when FBI agents swept in and grabbed the Russian at Holbarth subway station, beside the payphone.
FBI Agent Knight said, “Lemme see that thing.”
Harry showed him the counter-gravity skateboard.
Knight snorted at the cobbled-together device. “A seasoned GRU agent got suckered by that crap?” Handing Harry $10, he sneered, “Your country appreciates your service. Go buy a comic book.”
Harry sped down the tunnel, hovering on counter-gravity fields. He had to get to Cabrese Station to answer the phone. The Israelis were offering $30,000,000.
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/07/26/28-july-2017/
Everyone is familiar with the Russian KGB, but with the collapse of the USSR the KGB no longer exists. New spy agencies have replaced it.
Russian Intelligence Services:
FSB – Domestic Intelligence (Similar to FBI)
SVR – Foreign Intelligence
GRU – Military Foreign Intelligence: “The GRU is Russia’s largest foreign intelligence agency. In 1997 it deployed six times as many agents in foreign countries as the SVR, the successor of the KGB’s foreign operations directorate (PGU KGB).