Severance Package by Duane Swierczynski
By Duane Swierczynski
Jamie DeBroux’s boss has known as a unique assembly for all “key personnel” at 9:00 a.m. on a sizzling Saturday in August.
When Jamie arrives, the convention room is stocked with cookies and poo. His boss smiles and tells his staff, “We’re a canopy for a department of the intelligence neighborhood. And we’re being close down.” Jamie’s boss then tells every person to drink a few champagne, and in a couple of seconds they’ll fall asleep---for reliable. in the event that they refuse, they’ll be shot within the head.
Escape isn't really an choice. Jamie’s boss has close down the elevators and rigged the fireplace towers with chemical bombs. Panic units in, chaos erupts, and nobody is bound whom to belief. Jamie speedy realizes that there’s just one method he’s ever going to work out his relations back: the tough way.
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