Kale (narrating): And then, Northwind blows it.
They’ve arrested someone. A drug smuggler and a corporate spy. They want me to . . . neutralize him.
Did they get overconfident about how much sway they had over me? Or did they not know he was one of the only people left I cared about?
I could compel him to tell the truth, but it’s faster to just do some high-speed rifling through his mind. The Northwind higher-ups all have personal mental shields by now. I look through all of them, too.
I get the full truth of a lot of things.