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“ Further, even though Gage and Terell hadn’t gotten them any points, neither had they put too many on the boards for Powell. That, though, could change in an instant.
One false move now could turn the momentum of the entire trial. It was a time to be conservative in the literal sense- conserve what you’ve already got. Don’t let the other side score.”
Source: J.T. Lescroart, , New York: Dell Publishing, 1994, pp.343-344.