Tuesday November 1, 2011
Book 12: Force Multiplication — Part III: Fight or Flight


NARRATOR: Aboard the Sanctum Adroit cruiser Sequoia...

COL. MENENDEZ: What am I supposed to think, Major Murtaugh?

You've given me a hundred times your annual salary to cover the loss of Bristlecone and the tarbots.

COL. MENENDEZ: But you won't tell me where the money came from, nor your motive for accepting what appears to be a bribe.

MURTAUGH: Bristlecone and the tarbots were lost already.  The chit was conditional upon my silence, and cuts those losses entirely.

COL. MENENDEZ: Not entirely.  Sanctum Adroit lost face.  You lost honor.

MURTAUGH: I shall endeavor to restore--

COL. MENENDEZ: *interrupting* And your job.

Good day, Ms. Murtaugh.