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TB - The Trapped Spy

"The Trapped Spy" is a comic-strip story originally published in TV Century 21 Issues 110 to 117, 25th February to 15th April 2067 (1967). It was written by Alan Fennell, and illustrated by Frank Bellamy.

PlotEdit

The Bereznik State Zoo is a camouflage for their most secret experimental research station. A spy gains access to the station and steals some top secret plans. Escaping in a jeep and pursued by the base's security forces, the spy heads for the Russian border, but his vehicle is hit by a shell and explodes seconds after the spy gets clear. The explosion traps the spy in a cave, and the World Security Council in Washington contact International Rescue for assistance. However, as political problems are not something International Rescue gets involved in, Jeff Tracy refuses to help...

The U.S.S. Chief devises a plan to force International Rescue to save their agent. Katania Benenora, the daughter of the Bereznik dictator, is going to visit the research station the next day, and the plan is to attack the administration building and then jam the protective shields that defend the building. The attack goes exactly as planned, and Katania is trapped inside, forcing General Benenora to call International Rescue. At the same time, the U.S.S. contact International Rescue and threaten to shoot down any of their aircraft that fly into Bereznik territory. Jeff agrees to both rescues, and so the Thunderbirds converge on the Bereznik border by sea and air. The World Air Force launches fighters to follow Thunderbird 2, with orders to shoot it down should it cross into Bereznik...

Thunderbird 4 arrives in the main Bereznik harbour, and Gordon is taken to see the chief of the secret police, Colonel Tobolsk, who has him taken to a cell and removed his uniform. He contacts Jeff, who sends Scott out to Bereznik in Thunderbird 1 to warn General Benenora that someone in Gordon's uniform is planning to assassinate him. The warning may come too late, however, as the assassin moves in for the kill...

Scott's radio message finally reaches the General, who is pushed out of the assassin's firing line by one of his soldiers. This convinces him to trust International Rescue, and so the Mole is unloaded in the mountains to save the U.S.S. agent whilst Scott and Brains work to free Katania. Their plan is to force the shield open by using two hydraulic jacks, allowing Scott enough room to enter. As he prepares, however, one of the jacks is already slipping...

Scott is trapped inside the trench as the jack slips free and his cable is cut. More jacks are added to force the gap open as Scott slides down the hydraulic arm and plants a charge. He barely escapes as it detonates, destroying the hydraulics and forcing the shield surrounding the building to drop. Katania is freed, but can the U.S.S. agent be? The rock is proving to be too difficult for the Mole to cut through...

Brains discovers a series of streams underneath the danger zone, but first Gordon will need to be rescued from the Bereznik dungeons. In a daring raid in Thunderbird 1, Scott fires a line into his cell and pulls him out. But as Gordon dangles from the cable underneath the craft, Tobolsk orders he be shot...

Gordon is winched into Thunderbird 1, and Tobolsk is killed as Scott fires a rocket into his office, before attacking the Bereznik gunboats that are holding Thunderbird 4. Once the submarine has been rescued, it is flown out to the river nearest to the position of the trapped agent. The International Rescue agents plant neutron charges against a cave wall, but release a torrent of water that slams into Thunderbird 4 and forces it aground...

Scott and Virgil travel into the cave on foot, finding the rockfall that had buried the agent, and pulling him out alive. The dam created by the neutron charges bursts, and the three men, as well as Thunderbird 4, are swept to safety. Once outside, World Government troops arrive to collect the papers the spy stole from the zoo - but Scott destroyed them.

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