Tuesday September 20, 2011
Book 12: Force Multiplication — Part III: Fight or Flight


NARRATOR: The Sanctum Adroit gunship, Bristlecone...

MURTAUGH, offpanel: Prisoner loose on the ship!

NARRATOR: It was not named for the gnarled and twisty way in which it bristles with weapons.

NARRATOR: Like a bristlecone pine, it is positively ancient, refitted and upgraded dozens of times across several centuries.

MURTAUGH, offpanel: The A.I. isn't responding to hails!

PARA: Open fire, Bristlecone.

BRISTLECONE: Yes, Mistress.

NARRATOR: Also, gnarled and twisty, it bristles with weapons.