'Why you had to undress,' he observed, 'escapes me.'
'It's hot!' the blonde exclaimed. 'And a girl has to look her best, you know. What is it with the Disturber going to Mount Sinai?'
'I don't know,' the Green Man sighed. 'And that's what worries me. Monty Bristow specialises in tricks designed to destroy consensuses in society. The Sinai desert is on the Egyptian-Israeli border. If the Disturber's there, he could be planning to create tension on the border. But there's another possiblity...'
'What?' Ms. Madison looked up, eyes big with fascination.
'Mount Sinai is where Moses received the Ten Commandments, and Elijah met God,' the Green Man explained. 'What if Bristow's planning to create a 'manifestation' of some sort that will split the religious truce between most Muslims, Christians and Jews wide open.'
'What...?' Ms. Madsion rose to her feet.
'Religion is the most powerful force in the world, even today,' the Green Man explained. It remains one of the few things that large numbers of people will die for. If Bristow could spark off a religious war between Christians, Muslims and Jews, he could have the world-wide disorder he's always warning people of.'
The lovely Ms. Madison was speechless with shock at such a thought.