A political prisoner is rendered extraordinarily unto a secret base on the moon. The story is through the perspective of the expert interrogator whose task is to break a man who has yet to be broken. However, his techniques are quite different – can he find a way into the prisoner without resort to brute force? There are a couple of twists in the end – one a little unfair, as the POV character reveals to the reader some fairly crucial information that he has withheld, information that I think would have been better revealed from the outset, and his internal conflicts made the focus of the story.
- Neal Barrett, Jr. D.O.C.S. (Asimovs, September 2011)
- Robert Reed. Pack. (Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue #60, September 2011)