All he needed was a few days to carry out an investigation and fake some results. Then, everything could get back to normal and hed have plenty of time to figure out how to deal with the entity that called itself Lilith.
"Ah, Lee. Please, sit down. Will you take some tea?" Xia Lin poured for both of them. Lees project manager seemed more distant than usual. Cooler. Hardly surprising, Lee thought. This was where they put the boot in.
Usually, Xia Lins manner was anything but cool. Over several years of working together, shed left him in no doubt that she was available for what Zendyne corporate-speak would have termed an alliance, with her as mentor and him as protégé.
It was a standing offer that would have done wonders for Lees career, if only hed been able to take it up.
Hed often wis