« Since 9/11, they'd all been puzzling over the dearth of follow-ups. Not Al Qaeda - that was the concern of other departments. Cat and Pete and the rest of deterrence had been wondering why more ordinary citizens hadn't used it as inspiration. It had been the terrorists' gift to the violently deranged. You could blow up a garbage can now - you could yell "Fire!' in a goddamned theater - and cost the city of New York another billion or so in lost tourist revenue. »

Michael Cunningham, Specimen Days, p. 136.