Self-declared Defence Minister Ivan Savitch, operating in a Baltic country without the consent of its democratically elected Prime Minister, is responsible for the death or imprisonment of more than one hundred dissidents. Savitch has however recently learned that someone has kept records of his atrocities over the years and hidden them away in an ancient relic, the Cross of St. Bonaface, which since then has been stolen from his county's National Museum. Savitch is convinced that the man behind the theft is Father Thomas Vallis, a priest who has openly criticised Savitch and his methods. Despite no evidence to confirm this theory, Savitch has imprisoned Vallis in the notorious prison of "The Tower". There he will remain until he either talks or dies. Jim Phelps and his team of agents are assigned to the mission of freeing Father Vallis from the high security prison. In addition, they must find the hidden records of all of Savitch's crimes - records which will undoubtedly put Ivan ... Written by
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Carbon 14 dating is very inaccurate if the test sample has ever been wet with water. See more
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Good morning, Jim. Defense Minister Ivan Savitch, operating without the consent of one of the few freely elected Prime Ministers in the Baltic region, is responsible for the death or imprisonment of over one hundred dissidents. Leading the fight against him is Father Thomas Vallis, a Catholic priest and fervent opposer of Savitch, who has organized workers and general strikes and openly attacked Savitch's ruthless policies. Two days ago, a man broke into the National Museum and stole the Cross ...