Wednesday February 18, 2015
Book 15: Delegates and Delegation — Part III: Conflagration


SORLIE: You've had this gun at your disposal since the beginning of the engagement.  Why haven't you used it?

MURTAUGH: Firing it consumes all our fuel at once.

SORLIE: Even so, you played it pretty conservatively.

MURTAUGH: Consider the political angle.

The moment we fire the NUSPI in U.N.S. territory, we become permanent residents.

KATHRYN: Or a debris cloud.

MURTAUGH: That's also permanent.