"It'd probably work, too. I certainly wouldn't want to have to go through that."
"But what," the man at the table to Leetha's right said, "if that high-profile 'refusenik' as you call them, refused to fold? What if he let them drag him to court just so he could get a chance to call their bluff on both the six o'clock news and the entertainment shows?"
"You're serious," Leetha said. "You think it would be possible to mount a mass credit card strike?"
"I do. And I think it would be worth ruining my credit to pull the ground out from under them."
"Sure, he said. I come here for the chance to talk openly about things my publicist would have me locked up for. It's bad for business, he says, might sour a deal. But looking at the possible return on that sort of investment, I think it's worth the risk. As your friend here said, it's partly a gamble. And I'd like to beat them at their own game. Besides, if it works, there might be a book or a movie in it afterwards."
She was almost afraid to look at the business card he passed her.
[This is the 14th story in a series that began with "Logical Conclusion/Full Circle".]