The people I bring into my inner circle
will always be protected.
You will remain in that circle
as long as you hold up your agreement.
If you choose not to,
I guarantee that those memoirs you're so proud of
will end in a very dark chapter.
"It was nearly 15 years to the day
since the publication of my first book,
the definitive work on David Clarke's role
in the downing of flight 197,
that I found myself sitting across from
the daughter of that now infamous man.
I sat both rapt with wonder
and besieged by guilt as Amanda recounted for me
the crushing disappointments of a life spent
running from the awesome shadow of her father's misdeeds.
At the time of her father's incarceration,
she was just 9,
barely able to comprehend much less question
the charges leveled against her father.
But the Amanda Clarke that appeared before me now
was all grown-up
and determined to question everything.
Her misgivings were contagious
And forced me to take a long look back,
to sift through every word I had written
in search of any mistakes that demanded correction.
Could it be true?
The people I bring into my inner circle will always be protected.被我带进我这个圈子的人都不会受到伤害的
bring into使进入某种状态, 使建立某种关系
It was soon brought into the open.
The prisoner is brought into the courtroom under armed guard.
You will remain in that circle as long as you hold up your agreement.只要你能信守承诺你就能安稳地待在圈子里
as long as只要
I don't mind as long as it doesn't rain.
As long as live, I will help you.
The pillars hold up the masonry.
she was barely able to comprehend much less question the charges leveled against her father.几乎无法理解，更不用说去质疑针对她爸爸的控诉了
able to能做 ...
I'm well (ie fully) able to manage on my own.
And forced me to take a long look back,让我回忆了许久
be forced to不得不
I was forced to sign the agreement against my will.
The town was forced to yield after a long siege.