Alvyn Karffard, the exec, who had been with Harkaman longest of all.
On the other hand, an Exec would probably go all to pieces in a burner.
Even the captain of the ship would only be a Class Two Exec.
And, since he was the ranking Exec, he was expected to give some sort of answer.
Let's see, he had to produce enough for all the exec personnel in the district.
I was still a new Exec, and the book said I must be briefed on my duties.
No exec in his right mind would permit the ship to be crippled.
Regardless of what the exec thought about them, Survey knew their business.
A few disgruntled men on a ship can shoot morale to hell, and on a ship this size the Exec is the morale officer.
The spectacle of an exec who talked ethics enraged Rat-Toothed more than the vilest baby-killers.