"Heh." His brief smile was genuine this time. "This old argument again: skill versus tools. When was the last time we got into it? That bar before the Tartarus mission, right?"

Sniper contemplated her statements for a moment before dismissing them.

"If Lars wasn't afraid of you, why did he set up Blank to kill you? Don't make any mistake, Love, that entire situation was designed to take you off the board. Lars wanted you out of the way. Like it or not, you're making life hard for him."