Strike hot iron
and call forth sparks
strike a man
and call forth fury
to shape man or metal
to thy will
thou must strike
-- Collected sermons of Karras
Last night an unusual opportunity knocked on my door.
My unusually resourceful employer has given me all the information I need to
pull this off, including a very detailed map of the building. All I have to do is
choose a way in, plan my route and get back out, without alerting the bulls.
I realize that breaking into Shoalsgate is like looking down a Burrick's mouth with
a lit match, but it would pay me enough to lay low for a while. And it doesn't hurt
to be giving the police some dirty laundry to deal with either. Besides, with my
luck if I don't take this job I could end up in there anyway.