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An Interview with Tess Montgomery (Code name: Ambrosia)
from THE PARIS BETRAYAL
by James R. Hannibal
Please tell us your background and function within the Company.
We’re not supposed to say much about our background. I was born and raised in Georgia. No family left to speak of. I did the medical school thing, and I was three years into a trauma surgery residency when the Company snatched me up. Currently, I’m a field medic assigned to the European theater of operations, but I’m heading back to DC shortly. The Director himself initiated the reassignment. Out here in Europe, I work in covert stations tucked away in the back alleys of the major cities. When a field operative needs medical assistance that reaches beyond their training, I set up a meet.
Jumping right in: You and Ben Calix. The two of you have a history, right?
Whoa. I’m not sure what you mean by history. Our paths first merged when I stitched him up on the fly in Grozny under hostile fire. He was stuck there doing grunt work as a rookie. I was there because . . . well . . . there’d been a mix-up with an earring during abdominal surgery on a senior operative. Anyway, Ben and I have been close ever since. That’s all.
Right. Close. So, what are your thoughts on Ben and Giselle Laurent?
Officially, there is no Ben and Giselle. Relationships between team members are a policy violation. But the truth is it happens a lot. Giselle always rubbed me the wrong way. She’s got that black ops homecoming queen vibe. I guess that makes Ben the quarterback. With a pair like that, most folks assume they’ll end up together—especially Giselle.
Spies and experimental pharmaceuticals: As a doctor, what are your thoughts?
Not a great match. Since the early days of pharmacology, when the practice blurred together with alchemy, we’ve known that drugs are a balance between tonic and toxin. The difference between healing and poison is a matter of dosage. When pharmaceuticals are used to increase performance rather than heal, you’re always stepping into that poison range. In our world, sometimes a bad choice is the only choice. But that doesn’t make it good.
And the most important question, we’ve saved for last: Do you think Ben Calix is a traitor?
I don’t want to think of Ben as a traitor. Believe me, I don’t. But look at what’s happening. Why would the Company hang him out there like this if Ben did nothing wrong?
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