Chapter View


The Crown Jewel Shines


Go Away

No Distractions. And No Swords.


Exit Strategy


Pulled back to his day job, Marvin sets aside dreams of cracking the Hacker's grip on the Parsons Cruise Liner. It isn't Simons this time, he's waiting to be told what to say. No, it's the answer to the question of how to fill out the rest of the studio show, as well as the answer to where some of the missing talent has been.

A new video file has been uploaded to the CSWA servers remotely and pinged for the attention of the production crew. A video with Hornet cutting a promo somewhere on this ship. And the only one with the kind of access and authority to push the file through is Poison Ivy, which means she must have recorded it. As he watches, Teri Melton comes into view on-screen as well.

Marvin's been around long enough to know that the three of them together in a small cabin can't be a walk in the park for anybody. But it's the background that catches his attention.

A metal door?

A hole in the wall?

And then Hornet says his last line.