Lieutenant Marty ‘Buck’ McDonnell stood at one end of the briefing room and placed his mug on a nearby table. The rest of the Peacekeepers sat in front of him, waiting. There were a dozen of them now, and some he knew better than others.
Pai knew that entering Forest Heights was a mistake. The apartment building was one of the newest and most luxurious in the city and she felt sure the security systems would still be active. She had tried to persuade Buck not to go there but he’d discovered that Forest Heights’ security team had its own armoury on the ninth floor. The possibility of weapons and ammunition had been too tempting for him to ignore. Pai had been with the others on a food run but the call had just come in. Buck was trapped.