Sunday July 29, 2007
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part II: Royal Flush


Narrator: The Mercenary Warship Touch-And-Go arrives in orbit around Yoming.
Ennesby: Captain, do you remember the last time we were here, and they'd been using high-energy orbital weapons on metropolitan targets?
Captain Tagon: Of course I remember that. It's one reason I decided not to take any jobs here.

The other reason was that they vaporized our employer, and we still had his deposit.

Captain Tagon: Why do you ask?
Ennesby: Because I don't think the orbital defenses are going to be much of a threat this time around.
Captain Tagon: Hrrmm. . . More of a navigational hazard.