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Excited Delirium Book: Chapter 58 (Garamond Meets With Daniels)

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Excited Delirium Book: Chapter 55 (Greyrock – Bringing it Home, II)

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Author’s Note: The following is Chapter 55 of the my online book "Excited Delirium". Please post comments. Please tell your friends about this story. If you’ve missed a chapter, please click here for Chapter 1 (Prelude) or here for the full index

“You’ll be in charge of a very special unit,” one stuffy looking old man said to him from across the hall.

It was still light out and the meeting that Len Daniels was invited to had assumed a formal feel very quickly. All of the chit chat and murmuring stopped quickly when a single person came to the door and clapped a very old and dusty looking book. Daniels tried to see what it was, but there were too many people around him to get a good look. He also knew that all of his actions were being closely monitored. If he looked like he was trying too hard or showed any sign of doing something out of turn, the group would become silent and he’d ruin his initiation, which is what he suspected this was. Continue reading

Excited Delirium Book: Chapter 53 (Greyrock – Bringing it Home)

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Author’s Note: The following is Chapter 53 of the my online book "Excited Delirium". Please post comments. Please tell your friends about this story. If you’ve missed a chapter, please click here for Chapter 1 (Prelude) or here for the full index

August 5, 2008

In Washington, a surprisingly large number of senior government officials have been working on a strict privatization plan for decades. Over the past 50 years, key players have been passionate about the need to integrate the private sector with government spending. 9/11 and the Iraq war became major jumping points for putting these plans into action.

The Tri-X IPO was the most recent shining example of the level of influence that this new economy held over the rest of America. Companies that produced more bodies than revenue were being heralded as the future of the United States and they were being rewarded for it. Everyone wanted to be a part of these ‘rising stars’, from pension managers right down to Joe-six-pack who saw this kind of investment as a great way to ‘support the troops’. Continue reading

Excited Delirium Book: Chapter 42 (Greyrock: Afghan Mission)

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“I’ll remind you of your oath of confidence before we have this discussion,” Velasquez stated factually.

Instantly and without pause, Daniels responded “My soul is yours,” the standard statement that all Greyrock employees rehearsed and promised to their peers and commanders when reminded of their commitments. It was a blanket statement that was meant to remind all employees of their excruciating indoctrination process and what would happen if they disobeyed orders.

“We’re taking our model to the States,” Max Velasquez said, as Len Daniels entered his office. The office was a make-shift centre that Velasquez, an ex-Major from the Marines, used when he was in Kandahar. He hated it because it was nothing like his posh office complex in Virginia, but sometimes a few sacrifices had to made in the interest of making money. Continue reading

Excited Delirium Book: Chapter 36 (OMNINet: Greyrock IV)

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Defending the world’s largest pharmaceutical testing ground was starting to become a habit for Major Len Daniels. His current mission would be his sixth time working in Nigeria with Greyrock.

Normally, he worked with a crew in and around some of the refining facilities of the OMNINet oil operations, but apparently, the pharma division had pulled rank and it was declared that it would take priority.

Daniels hated these assignments in general because he hated Africa – its AIDS-ridden countries, the shanty towns and beggars, the level of rot that had afflicted all of the areas he’d been to. It made him shiver when people even joked about mankind originating from this dark world. At least when he was working on the oil projects, he was usually with a larger number of friends who had the same disregard for their environment as he did.

Len Daniels was on assignment with Ernie Colvin, an ex-Marine who was about 20 years old and who had signed up with Greyrock for more money and decent armour that he didn’t have to buy out of his own paycheque. Continue reading