“hi. i’m mr. stone, sir. my colleague is mr. wood.”

“actually,” said shadow, “i meant, what agency are you with? CIA? FBI?”

stone shook his head. “gee. it’s not as easy as that anymore, sir. things just aren’t that simple.”

“the private sector,” said wood, “the public sector. you know. there’s a lot of interplay these days.”

“but i can assure you,” said stone, with another smiley smile, “we are the good guys.”