"While CIA Agent Carl Cummings was being taught to heel, Frank
was sitting at his kitchen table, tapping away at the cramped
keyboard of a cheap netbook connected to a neighbor’s
unsecured WiFi network. Even this was risky, he reminded himself,
so this brief session would have to be his last until he moved
"A few taps more and he had logged on to the bank account of the
Pangloss Game Company. Mentally crossing his fingers, he clicked on
the link for an account that simply read “iBallZapper.”
When the new view displayed, the number that immediately caught his
eye was in the balance column, and that number was $247,396.78. A
slow smile of victory spread across Frank’s face as he hit
the refresh button. The number jumped upward by another $1,238.42.
It seemed that his plan was unfolding nicely.
"That result had seemed far from likely just ten days before.
Then, he had sat in the same place wondering how he could possibly
afford to execute the strategy that was taking shape in his mind.
No matter how he looked at it, he needed something he didn’t
have, which was money. And a fair amount of it, too."
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