Another little teaser – FL5 – rough

“Master Leonardo, I overheard something of interest.” Atlas said. “The odd couple were running a new disk on the machine and sitting guarding it again. But they received a call on their phones. Born spoke with their patron and indicated they had been called to a meeting as soon as they were done. I heard the name Singh which I looked up. It is a common Human name. And they are instructed to meet at the Old Hotel. Also, there seemed to be some disagreement between them over who was in charge.”

Atlas didn’t repeat the exchange about not trusting Leonardo. From experience that would just get his superior angry, and he didn’t process information well when angered. In fact some of the irritation seemed to stick to the messenger no matter what the source. Dealing with his professor’s prickly personality was always walking a tight-rope. Besides, why should Born trust them? He wasn’t a fool as far as Atlas could see.

“Really? Perhaps now would be a good time to pay a visit to their storage area and see what they are doing while they are busy elsewhere.”

“Do you have somebody who can defeat locks?” Atlas asked.

“Not to worry,” Leonardo said, “I have a master key.” He walked to the hand tool bench and selected a stout forged wrecker bar. “Let’s go.”

8 Responses to Another little teaser – FL5 – rough

  1. zephyr March 25, 2019 at 12:41 am #

    I can’t wait for the book to come out.

    Missing word?

    …what they [are?] doing while they are busy elsewhere.”

    • Mac March 25, 2019 at 11:18 am #

      Yes, it’s still rough, but a little less so now.

  2. Ann March 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm #

    Clearly their greed is greater than their academic standing as they are risking their jobs and future employabliity and lives if Red Tree or Gordan, etc takes action.

    Immense risk for no clear gain.

  3. Rune March 26, 2019 at 3:50 am #

    this is gonna anger someone (Lee)

  4. John Leggett April 7, 2019 at 11:40 am #

    How close are you to finishing this book? I am eagerly awaiting it.

  5. Janice April 13, 2019 at 9:59 am #

    Not sure I would anger both Lee and Gorden. plus Lee is of the chain bound clan which is now in the way to being the most profitable. With all that is coming in with the trades and from the expedition would it not make more sense to work with her? And I thought Dern were more trust worthy less earth think then greedy.

    • Mac April 19, 2019 at 10:56 am #

      You still will get occasional slime balls even if they are generally more trustworthy.

    • Terry Dean June 28, 2019 at 10:59 am #

      Every species has its dark side, as has been mentioned by Lee in a previous book. If fact, she mentioned a quota if I recall correctly.

      I can’t wait for the book!

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