The glittering towers of London’s Canary Wharf hide DSEI, the world’s largest arms fair. Similar fairs take place in major cities around the world.
With perfect decorum, a rep recites product specifications. Deals are sealed with a handshake, a drink, and the hint of something more on the side.
Mannequins pose with rifles, guns and tear gas, offering private military services.
A string quartet plays Vivaldi from the back of a military truck.
He leans forwards.
She recoils, but is paid to keep smiling.
Tight-collared executives gather, drinking.
He has seen me.