Peter looked out of his window. His window. He liked the sound of that. It had taken him 15 years of discipline and hard work to reach this point. Of course, he had enjoyed more prominent and remarkable views and offices in the past, but for the first time it was his name on the lease contract, his office and his company. And 2007 was going to be the year of Noir/Illuminati II. So far, after nine months, it looked very promising.