Monday October 11, 2010
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Part V: Command and Conquer


DAMICO: You shouldn't have called, Pete.  You gave yourself away.

My captives have something you want, and their would-be rescuers are your soldiers.

DAMICO: And you... you're the legendary bugaboo at the Core, the hairy, scary drop-bear who has brass across the galaxy shaking with fear and envy.

DAMICO: But the best you can do is a clumsy assault, an insulting bribe, and some posturing?

DAMICO: I'm afraid I'm just not very impressed, Pete.

PETEY: If I decide to impress you, you'll have a whole new set of benchmarks for "afraid."