Monday April 12, 2010
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Part IV: Mallcop Command


SHODAN: That was pretty cold, Sir.

CAPTAIN TAGON: It's how we agreed to do it.

SHODAN: We agreed to encourage Nick to date an enemy agent.

CAPTAIN TAGON: And that's what I did.

SHODAN: Your "encouragement" was delivered as reinforcement of Nick's belief that he's just not good enough.

CAPTAIN TAGON: I ripped out his heart so that it won't get broken.

SHODAN: It's a wonder you don't have a career as a surgeon, or perhaps a relationship counselor.