Donald felt his temperature rise. This was not the conversation he wanted to have with this woman. He wasn’t prepared. He cupped his hand over the microphone, could sense that he was both running out of time and losing her.
‘Be careful,’ he said. ‘That’s all I’m saying—’
‘Listen to me,’ she told him. ‘I’m sitting over here in a roomful of truth. I’ve seen the books. I’m going to dig until I get to the heart of what you people have done.’
Donald could hear her breathing.
‘I know the truth you’re looking for,’ he said quietly.
‘You may not like what you find.’
‘You may not like what I find, you mean.’
‘Just … be careful.’ Donald lowered his voice. ‘Be careful where you go digging.’
There was a pause. Donald glanced over his shoulder at the engineer, who took a sip from his thermos.
‘Oh, we’ll be careful where we dig,’ this Juliette finally answered. ‘I’d hate for you to hear us coming.’
Howey, Hugh - Shift Omnibus Edition
I liked this book as much as I liked Wool. Even though Donald comes off poorly, the entire book, the plot, the characters, the pacing, the themes, . . . I love em all. I can’t wait for the next installment. It was particularly fun to see the same conversations from a different point of view. The above lines are those that occurred in Wool. Great, great book.