Maul’s intense gaze averted from Qi’ra long enough to look at the other Crime Syndicate leaders. Qi’ra inwardly sighed with relief, for his stare felt like the intense glare of heat from the sun.
“This is Qi’ra, Dryden Vos’s top lieutenant,” Maul spoke.
The intrigue in the Crime Syndicate leaders’ eyes was apparent as they looked at her. Obviously, her reputation as a ruthless agent of the criminal underworld had spread.
“We are gathered here today because Dryden Vos has been killed by a smuggler he hired,” Maul continued. Each leader grumbled in disgust.
Working with the scum that made up the criminal underworld was sometimes a risky business, for bounty hunters and smugglers could make a name for themselves if they had the chance to brag that they had killed someone of such high importance. It was a scenario they all wished to avoid.
“And that means we need a new head of Crimson Dawn.” Maul’s yellow gaze turned to Qi’ra. “I have faith that you will be the perfect face of this syndicate.”