No way was this the time to perpetrate a deadly attack on a member of the government.
So far the Supreme Godhead Outreach Church had only taken over a small corner of England, and a grievous assault on Mr Danvers Pearce could create complications for the organisation while it was still too small to deal with them.
Vauclare decided to entrust the Minister without Portfolio to someone who would give him a sound beating and pack him off back to Hythe.
But first, it would be as well to show Pearce what he had to contend with.
Vauclare went to the window blind where Crask’s facilitator had stood a few minutes before, and pretended to look out. When he turned back in full fang he gave out the frenzied, rasping cry of his kind, darting towards Pearce like a big cat.