Time to peel back the layers. The real work beings. The programmer, on his initial site survey, drills into the databases. No one can really say why he is here. He tries to remain even, open to becoming what the company wants; programmer, consultant, project savior, or scapegoat. The work is routine but something keeps pulling him; something in the company is unspoken. Something is buried deep in the core, some secret. He senses the heat and begins to suspect that his mission as an outsider is to dig up the dirt.