"We were essentially being shell-shocked by rapid change. That was one of the things you needed science-fiction writers for back in the Sixties, because we could cope with the future."
Should the operative die, the Deadmans' Device (DM) instantly sends a message which is relayed to friendly headquarters. The automatic message simply conveys that the person is dead, without being able to say how or why.
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