I wasn't surprised. The first mission gave it away. When you free the hostages and tell Pritchard to convey the message to Sarif, he asks if he'd be conveying good news, in a very smart-alec way. It just shows that both Adam and Pritchard don't see eye-to-eye but are good guys regardless.
"Take your best shot, Flatlander woman". JC Denton.
he sounded honest. You have to admit you are an insufferable righetous d-bag, and pritchard treated you as such.
I thought "Maybe this time you'll actually save people." sounded pretty douchy. Or "Well if it isn't Mahatma Gandhi himself, come to save us all with his life-preserving presence!" Or "Yes, I did. Want to know how? Oh wait. I forgot. Ex-cop. I doubt you'd understand."
He's a ruthless businessman, so chances are he's had trouble dealing with police investigations into supposed corruption before. Besides, Adam comes off as righteous & holier than thou at times. I like how the game portrays that everyone has faults to some degree like that.
I did pay attention to all the e-mails around the world chronicling Nucl3arsnake (Pritchard's Net handle), and it came out like he was pretty much defending and running network security all the time, but it was kinda cool to look at him in a different light.