the smuggler’s bible


Total elapsed time between the initial containment breach and the collapse of operational security is just under fifteen minutes—a testament to the quality of the product.

Some labs could maybe do better (Yuki heard the Russians had to detonate a facility after just ten), but anything sub-twenty is extremely marketable.

“Our bonus is gonna be huge,” Yuki says, crouched at a corridor junction, listening to a specimen nearby lapping at brains.

“Think we can make the stairs?”

“Definitely. Go for it.”

Yuki trips him as he passes, and the clatter of his fall sounds just like a cash register.