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Axelrod went full Captain Queeg... (14.31)

Terri: The wire at Axe Cap is humming.

Bryan: What?

Terri: Axelrod went full Captain Queeg on a trader. He's launching a mole hunt. I don't know if he knows something or if he's just paranoid, but our man's in trouble.

Bryan: Shit.

Captain Queeg is a character from The Caine Mutiny, the 1951 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel by Herman Wouk. The novel grew out of Wouk's personal experiences aboard a destroyer-minesweeper in the Pacific Theater in World War II. Among its themes, it deals with the moral and ethical decisions made at sea by ship captains. The mutiny of the title is legalistic, not violent, and takes place during Typhoon Cobra, in December 1944. The court-martial that results provides the dramatic climax to the plot.