Read part I here.

30 Seconds Out

The mere three-minute flight was as long as it could have possibly been, as the Chief’s heart sank with the dread that he might not make it in time to save these men with whom he had trained for so long. The next time he heard from Mo, he was just 30 seconds out from closing with the dam, and the situation was harried:

“Romeo 22, this is Varmint 41… 30 seconds out from your location.”

“Roger, Varmint 41, they are on top of us — request you make your attack Danger Close!”