Hey Chummer, it’s me. I know you’ve been looking for something involving a little more subtlety than last time, so listen to the rest of this message and let me know what you think.

Did I ever tell you my philosophy on corporate hierarchy? Every corp is like a tree full of monkeys: everyone looking down sees smiling faces, everyone looking up sees a bunch of assholes. It seems that someone wants to climb up the rungs a bit, and is willing to pay for it. Where the Johnson is getting his cash, I don’t know, but this particular job seems personal, not corp-sanctioned, if you get my drift.

Everyone’s trying to be a good little minion, impress the boss, keep production running nice and smoothly. Turns out most execs don’t think highly of a manager who may have an expensive side-hobby, particularly of the mind-altering kind. BTLs, nanojaz, whatever; the client doesn’t mind if you get creative.

The goal is to plant evidence and really sell the idea that the target’s a hard-core user. That means hitting his two houses, setting up a spare commlink, maybe with some slip-ups where “he” used his primary to arrange a deal, even making sure his mistress’ place looks the part. Don’t forget to make that second commlink’s GPS data match the story you’re telling – recon is going to be your best friend here.

I know quarterly reviews are coming up in a few weeks, so do what you can with the time you have. I know if this goes well the Johnson will certainly have more work for you in the future.

Interested? Call me back.