Jonathan entered the gleaming white room and sat, without speaking, on the iron chair in front of Andrew.
Jonathan looked at his captive for a long, hard moment. Andrew hardly held his gaze.
Behind Jonathan, a digital display flickered on and read 30:00.
As Jonathan began to speak, the numbers shifted to 29:59, then 29:58, and then 29:57…
“You know why you’re here and you know what we want.
When I’m finished speaking soon, my men will enter this room, and have their way with you until I get all the answers. Or until the countdown ends. It’s your choice.”
The display now read 29:00.