"Is she ready?" the Director asked, not looking at the three department heads as they murmured their assent. "I don't have to tell you how disappointing I found the performances of the others. Perhaps 13 will make up for the failures of your predecessors."
"She has been recalibrated to the highest level, sir," Mr. Yamamoto murmured.

"Mr. Kawiski?"

"Her body could not be stronger. She is operating at the physical performance of an Olympic athlete of the finest caliber."
"Ms. Halbrin?"

"She has the savagery of a tiger and the finesse of a snake. She will do whatever you ask of her."
There was silence for a minute as the Director turned and considered them as they each prayed silently to whatever diety they believed in.

"Send her after them," he said finally.

The End