Thom stared down at the desk in consternation.  He was the chief bomb disposal technician for the CPD.  Up until now, the job description had been a joke.  Explosives, along with most other kinds of weapons, not only didn’t exist in The City, but supposedly couldn’t.  But he was an expert in the code used to build and break down buildings in The City, so he was what they had..  He examined the clock face, the coils of multicolored wire, and the cartoonish red dynamite sticks they were attached to, and was sure that this was a different beast entirely.

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