"It's another group of mercs. The Blue Suns."
Every Spectre working in the Verge knew the Blue Suns were a force to be reckoned with. A small but well-known group, their members were both experienced and professional. The exact opposite of this crew.
"They're up to something. Something big."
"I...I don't know," the man stammered, wincing as if he expected to be shot for the admission. After the second it took him to realize he was still alive, he plowed forward, speaking quickly.
"That's how we got in on this buy. The Blue Suns were supposed to take the shipment, but they pulled out. I heard they got a major job in the works. Something they didn't want to risk by drawing the attention of a Spectre with a weapons buy."
Saren was intrigued. Whatever they were up to had to be big: the Blue Suns almost never turned their backs on a deal they'd already negotiated. If they were trying that hard to keep Spectres out of the picture, it meant he damn well better find out what was going on.
"That's all I know," the man said. "I swear! If you want more you need to look at the Blue Suns.
"So...do we have a deal?"
Saren gave a derisive snort. "Deal?"
"You know...I give you information about the Blue Suns and you let me live."
The Spectre raised his pistol again. "You should've negotiated before you spilled your guts. You've got nothing left to bargain with."
"What? No, please! Don't-"
The pistol put an end to his protests, and Saren turned and walked calmly back outside, leaving the carnage of the warehouse behind. He'd alert the local authorities once he got back to Phend so they could retrieve the stolen weapons...and clean up the mess.
Saren's mind was already on his next job. Initially he'd dismissed the news of Sidon's destruction. He figured it would eventually lead back to some radical splinter group of batarian rebels, a retaliation against humanity's efforts to push their main rivals out of the Verge. But if the attack wasn't the work of political terrorists, then the Blue Suns were one of the few private security organizations with the capability to pull it off.
Saren had every intention of finding out who had hired them and why. And he knew just where to start his investigation.