I can now understand your concern for this "poor boy" and why you went to such efforts to get him out of the mess he was floundering about in. You should have told me all this a long time ago, General.
It would have been extremely difficult with Allenby still in the picture..
When you came to my office the other day, you were ready to arrest me, weren't you? That was why I arranged that little show with Lieutenant Jones, and it certainly succeeded in getting Allenby worried…
It was indeed me that put together Ross Tanner's fake dossier. However, it was Allenby who used it to try and trap you because you had become more trouble than you were worth. You're a good investigator, Amos, and you were beginning to discover too much.
Yes, I'm very good aren't I. I've been manipulated by both sides throughout this investigation, by Allenby on one side and you on the other. Really good.
Don't be bitter, Colonel Amos.
You've been working in the espionage business too long not to realise that this double bluff was our only option… and right now we need your talents for a much more serious problem than an enquiry into the assassination of a president…
COLONEL AMOS, WE ARE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT THIS COUNTRY WILL BE THE TARGET OF A COUP D'ETAT!
What… What are you saying!?…
That the people who assassinated my son want absolute power. What's more they have already proved that they will stop at nothing to get it.
All the polls are showing Wally Sheridan, William's younger brother, as the next president. If these people want to take power they must eliminate Wally or act BEFORE the elections.
And the best chance to pull off a coup of this nature would be to act during the combined services manoeuvres that the President has ordered. These manoeuvres are due to start ONE MONTH from today!