There were so many files to choose from, but the one with information on the government’s capture of a young Indigene always caught his attention. The young alien had not survived long after the capture, because of its inability to survive in the same conditions as humans. Bill found interesting details about an atmospherically controlled containment unit, something they’d built in a hurry. The unit had yet to receive its first prisoner.
Gilchrist’s face popped into his head. She wasn’t the worst and certainly not as bad as Deighton, but what concerned him was the close working relationship she had with the CEO of the World Government.
‘Apprehend the subject, but make sure it’s alive,’ Gilchrist had said at the final briefing. She tapped her nail on the polished table in the boardroom next to her office. ‘And make sure those idiots we assigned you don’t go off half-cocked.’
What Bill had requested from the World Government was Special Forces. What he was stuck with was Armoured Division minus the heavy artillery. ‘Divide and Conquer’ was their motto.
Yes, he would make sure to keep it alive. When he was finished with it, then the World Government, the ESC – whoever wanted it – could do what they liked with it afterwards.
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