Spies and corruption have always been problems for governments and corporations. When corporations became sovereign nations, those problems did not go away. They became intertwined and compounded until they landed on Senator Saul.
One of his employees stole the most valuable prototype in the history of a nation-status corporation, but that isn’t a problem. The thief was arrested and a freelancer recovered the prototype. When a spy is caught, scrutiny follows. A decade of operations and actions would be questioned. Saul sponsored the thief’s citizenship, but that could be explained. What no Senator wants to explain is a captured spy’s role in election fraud.
As a freelancer, Butcher specializes in only one thing. He does it well. He does it efficiently. It also happens to be the one thing a corrupt Senator needs done to avoid explaining what his former employee might reveal.
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About the Author
D. Clarence Snyder is a retired Master Sergeant and unabashed nerd. His previous work includes uncredited technical articles; several issues of the comic book series The Tick; and an infrequently updated blog and web comic.