‘As you now know, the First of The5 is now here and with the kind of beautiful randomness that denotes such steely precision has taken the name Stooky Bill.’
‘Stooky Bill?’ asked Inteachán.
‘The ventriloquist’s dummy used by television pioneer John Logie Baird in his early image transmission experiments,’ said Mac.
‘Precisely,’ said the Rock Star, ‘and this is just the beginning.’ He smiled at Mac. ‘Have you heard of Crowley Baird Inc.?’