From Diversion: Unbound Book 3
“Stars, and it’s not just Mordrecin that’s a problem.” She turned to Kor. “You said we were implicated in some bombing there. I can’t just fly in under our usual idents.”
“Oh, you weren’t implicated by Tradeguild. Not unless Mordrecin’s planted something tying you openly to your Fora’an—” His eyes slid toward Mion. “…friends.”
“But—what—we thought….” All the stress and worry about their so-carefully-planted identities, their accounts, their future livelihood. All a lie?
She shot him a look of pure dislike. “You let us think…it’s why we went to Roth’s. We had nowhere else to go.”
He could look remarkably innocent when he wanted to. “What? It was better than torturing information out of you, wasn’t it?”
She scowled. “It’s things like this, Kor, that give you people such a bad reputation.”
“No, it’s torturing information out of people that gives us a bad reputation.”