Wednesday June 10, 2009
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Part II: Barsoom Circus Command


'CHELLE: Trenchcoat Monobrow is going to want a report from us in two days, and we have nothing to tell him.

We've found nothing -- no evidence of money laundering, no substance smuggling, and no murmurings of secret crimes.  Our "passive scanning" has slowly gotten us exactly nowhere.

I'm open to ideas.  We may need to adopt a more risky approach.

SCHLOCK: Burn the place until the smell goes away, then interrogate the survivors.

'CHELLE: Would there be any survivors in that scenario?

SCHLOCK: Probably not.  What a time-saver!