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Enigma Interview #2

Interview #2
Dr. Samantha

Today we have the privilege of talking
with Dr. Samantha Cordova. She has her Ph.D. in economics and teaches at a Sacramento
university. But as you know she also works for Enigma, a secretive group
connected loosely to Homeland Security.

Welcome Dr. Cordova. It’s a pleasure to
have you here today. I’ll have to say you look more like a Victoria Secret
model than a lethal weapon for Enigma. Which do you prefer, the classroom or
field work?

Please call me Sam. Thank you for the
compliment. I teach only for my cover. 
My real love is working in the field with Enigma. I crave the action.

I understand your other real love is
Captain Chase Hunter. What’s going on between you two?
I’m not sure what you’re referring to
but it’s true there are a few sparks between us. He’s very reserved about his
true feelings concerning me. I respect that. He doesn’t like complications when
we’re working. I’m willing to wait.

Recently I spoke to Tessa Scott. She
worked with you on something concerning national security. I got the impression
there may be some friction between you two. Care to elaborate?

I don’t like having untrained people
complicating the work we do at Enigma. She waltzed in with that cherub face and
“ah shucks” attitude and everyone just falls all over themselves trying to
protect her from harm. She wasn’t all that innocent or helpful in my opinion.
Tessa Scott nearly got us killed. When you look up “menace” in the dictionary
you’ll find a picture of her!

From talking to your captain it sounded
as if he disagrees with that assessment. Care to comment?

He’s a sucker for blue eyes. She was a
diversion. It meant nothing. Why would he think twice about her when he could
have me? I mean, think about it. He was only being polite when you talked to
him. Trust me.

There’s been some talk about having
Tessa Scott join Enigma. Her knowledge of geography could be beneficial in some
cases. She does offer a kind of common sense that many of you with extremely
high IQs may lack. Is there a chance that might happen?

Over my dead body.

You appear to work well with Carter
Johnson. He’s an unapologetic playboy. Does that ever get in the way when the
two of you are working together?

Carter is brilliant and a risk taken. I
count on that. He’s fearless when things get dicey. I know he’s got my back and
I have his. When he starts all that Romeo crap I shut him down. It’s annoying
and he knows I hate it. I think he does it to make my temper flare. On the
other hand he thinks someday I’ll fall for all that boring dribble that comes
out of his mouth. Fat chance.

On the isotope mission another agent
Vernon Kemp worked closely with you. He seems so young to be working in such a
high profile arena.  Is he capable of
such dangerous and life threatening scenarios?

I love that kid. He is the sweetest man
I know. There’s not one thing fake or insincere about him. Although he’s tongue
tied most of the time when I’m around I find his company rather comforting. His
shyness rather endeared him to me. Then Betty Crocker, I mean Tessa Scott
ruined him. The two of them just became the best of buddies. You’d think they’d
served together in Kandahar the way they joked and compared stories about our
mission. Made me want to puke. But to answer your question Vernon is a
dangerous man when you stick a computer in front of him. He’ll probably rule
the world someday.

What would you like our readers to know
about you?

I really don’t want the viewers to know
anything about me. My job is to live in the shadows and do the work that
someone else finds distasteful. If that means shooting someone in the head or
taking a bullet for the president I’ll be the one you can count on. I don’t
need your recognition. I’m talented in ways I can’t discuss. I guess you better
ask the captain on my special gifts.

Thank you, Sam for your candid interview
with us. I look forward to reading more about you in the Enigma files if they
ever become available. Next time join me for a chat with Benjamin Clark,
director of Enigma. He has some interesting views on the world, Tessa Scott,
Sam and the others working for him.

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