Made some modest progress on both character development and the plot of Silent Vector this morning. Things are not going to go well for the Sovs' man in Mombasa, I'm afraid. His demise is going to make Nick's job that much harder. It also ensures that he'll have to enlist the assistance of the lovely Dalila Atieno, a stunningly beautiful Kenyan who is every bit Nick's intellectual equal. The relationship should be intriguing. It is certainly fun to write.