I had an hour to turn my attention to The Flemish Coil, the next Nick Temple File, this morning, so I finished a short chapter that introduces the American conspirators. Although they're committed, there's already a rift between them. Front-loading the tension plants the seed of a possible betrayal by one or the other down the road. Frankly, I'm not sure how that will shake out, but the thread is there if I want to pick it up later. I think I'll bring in the Soviets in the next chapter. Might as well get as much into the mix as early as possible!