Edge of Apocalypse: pages 233-234 (Chapter Forty)
Hot on the trail of Atta Zimler is our FBI G-Man, John Gallagher.
The FBI agent was still stuck in Philadelphia before returning for New York. He had one more stop to make. But it was a crucial one. He knew he had to face Miles Zadernack at FBI headquarters. But hours before he was due at the airport, he had received a call from the Philly police detectives. Surprisingly, the lead detective was good to his word and was calling him with some additional information about their investigation into the murder of Roger French.
Turns out there’s some surveillance video from the lobby of the building where Roger French worked, and with any chance at all, Gallagher might be able to ID Zimler off the tape. Our G-Man’s mood improves, and off he goes before he’s gotta meet his boss.
Very short bookend to the Zimler-buying-explosives thing, and the above para is really the nugget you need to figure out what’s going down. 🙂
A note about Zimler’s name, since it came up in the comments: I remind people that one of the 9/11 terrorists was named Mohamed Atta and he grew up in Germany. This is probably how Parshall picked out the name he did for the “subcontract killer” of Edge of Apocalypse.
His naming tends to fall kind of flat though, given that he’s made some real boo-boos like picking “Hanz” for a German name. That said, it’s not quite as bad as Jenkins’s habit, as TVTropes notes, of using a “first name of a famous foreigner, then a notable location in their country as a last name”, which yielded the scintillatingly wonderful Nicolae Carpathia.
One hopes Parshall will at least pick out a better name for the Antichrist in this End Series.
Next chapter we’ll see some derring-do with Joshua Jordan and that subpoena.