“Very well.” Another little mark goes into his book. “Any family?”
“What do you need that for?” I ask, not fearing for myself, but if it is a standard question in this room it tells me a lot about the people inside. Thuggery is unpleasant, as is crime in general, but it happens. I have a loathing for anyone who would go after a person’s family. If this is the way Hitaratsu operates then I would just as soon take my chances with Albert. I know he will use family against anyone opposed to him, but I already dislike him so it would be nothing new.