… As Patrick sat and thought, and the seconds ticked by into minutes, and then hours, painful memories of his recent meeting exploded on all sides of the impossible phrase.
‘Who?’ he had demanded and banged his fist upon a desk.
‘Montgomery’s Men,’ came the equally impossible reply.
“Montgomery’s Men?” he repeated, weighing the impossibility with a pulsing temple.
‘On what basis?’
‘The law of unintended consequences,’ smiled his superior, calmly.
“What about the Law of the Land?” he shouted!
And then, knowing there would be no answer, in the silence of his truth, he left the room.
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