Kennedy from his vantage point on the roof half a mile away could clearly see the kill zone, apartment 9b. His brief had told him who the mark was, a Dr Mark Brody who worked as a contractor for the Army. His mark had not returned yet, he was due back from a conference at eight it was now ten past seven. Kennedy stretched fully, he was extremely fit but he wanted to remove any possibility of a spasm which could divert the shot and could let the mark free. Kennedy went into a trance mode where his mind was hyper alert to any threat. He put on his earphones and listened to his favourite Mozart. Killers had a penchant for classical music he knew, none of them seemed to like thrash metal. To his left he could see two remote control helicopters struggling with the wind. 'Blasted kids had they nothing better to do' he thought.
He looked at his watch it was quarter to eight. It was time to get ready for his final preparations, measuring the wind speed and checking his rifle for the hundredth time. He started playing the 1812 overture and smiled, he had his rituals. With his night vision glasses he saw the mark arrive , it wouldn't be long now. Once the job was done he could be with Any in Manaus. Quickly he banished such thoughts, think about the job, only the job.
Suddenly he saw two red spots on his body, 'Yikes' these were kill shots. In a flash he pulled his machine pistol from his pocket. But it was too late the helicopter drones fired their cannon obliterating him in seconds.
Dr Mark Brody sat before the panel headed by General Lightfoot. The general then spoke 'so Mark the test was successful then'?.
'Yes sir it was'.
'Can you brief me? '.'
Yes the drones are helicopters armed with infrared sights and high velocity cannons, they find their targets by their idiosyncrasies'. 'These idiosyncrasies could be the way they walk, talk , anything really.'Now Kennedy was a sick bastard , he delighted in the kill and he would play a piece of music just before his current sanction on his MP3 player. Music which originated from the country of the person he had last sanctioned'
'So when the drones sensed the music they took Kennedy out'.
'But what if somebody else was playing Tchaikovsky'?
'Well Sir the approximate altitude was known sir and we programmed it into the sensor plus they could 'see' the rifle on their cameras'.
What I don't understand is Kennedy was an assassin with an excellent record wasn't he?','So why take him out'?
'Well Sir, this is England, we only want civilised assassins don't we?'.'
::"Err quite right Brody, quite right'.