Another part is the espionage side, the retrieval of useful or dangerous stuff, such as briefcases or computer data. Sometimes you simply steal things to make it look like %26ldquo;a robbery gone wrong.%26rdquo; Such Cold War-ish manipulations give all this killing something of a compelling purpose, albeit a cold-hearted one. Tee hee.
And then there%26rsquo;s Silent Assassin%26rsquo;s most nerve-wracking, %26lsquo;80s thriller moment of them all - the killing of an ex-KGB officer in full military regalia. It%26rsquo;s tough enough just getting through the St. Petersburg streets to the building opposite, but when you finally get your scope to the window, there%26rsquo;s a problem: he%26rsquo;s meeting three other generals and you don%26rsquo;t know which one he is. You can%26rsquo;t kill the others. And the meeting started early.