Friday May 13, 2005
Book 6: Resident Mad Scientist — Part V: Instant Replay


PHICA: Colonel Pranger!  I'm pleased to see you.

PRANGER: Your offer certainly got my attention.

PHICA: It's a big piece of the pie, yes.  We need your armor columns.

PRANGER: "Piece of the pie?"  It sounds like we're working on spec.

PHICA: Oh, not at all.  Your fee is fixed, not tied to us gaining control of the Progressives' treasury.

PRANGER: So how about 50% up front instead of the paltry 10% you led with.

PHICA: Well, we are a little strapped for cash right now.