Beyond Effective, But Not Maximum, Range
Our situation’s complexity had just gone from that of a labyrinthine scheme, to that of a Gordian Knot. I saw but one course of action, and it seemed a darkly tunneled one without light at its end. I unzipped the bag, as I had been intending, but that ended my original plan. I pulled Cherno’s automatic from my vest pocket and pointed it straight at the Captain’s face.
“Don’t move, and don’t make a sound,” I ordered him in a monotone.