~ Part 5 of a “Dangerous Assignment” old-time radio play
We left Government Agent, Steve Mitchel, diving into the water to dodge a bullet. In this episode, he gets fished out of the water by the Saudi police. Although Lieutenant Samka saved Mitchel’s life, he really doesn’t trust him. That’s pretty typical. We see it in police procedural stories all the time; the police don’t like the FBI taking over their investigation. Here, it’s not even a higher level of his own government that is “stepping on Lieutenant Samka’s toes”. It’s another country’s government agent taking over the investigation. You can understand why he would rather “keep an eye on Mitchel” than cooperate with him!
Mitchel’s head is pounding with pain, but there is no time to nurse it. He has to continue his investigation. He arranges a flight with Dean to the ruins, but since there’s no landing strip, he’ll have to parachute down. He finds out how important it is to inspect his gear before jumping!
step on sb.’s toes: to offend someone by moving into their area of responsibility
keep an eye on sb.: to watch someone, to keep him/her under surveillance
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So we’ve found out the archeologists aren’t real scientists. Their archeological dig is just a cover for some illegal activity. Mitchel is on his way to the ruins to see what they were really doing there. What do you think they were doing? What will he find in the ruins? Leave a comment below.