Buried beneath buildings such as the Transamerica Pyramid were the scraps of tall ships from 160 years ago. The 1849ers who had rushed to California to find gold in the Sierra foothills, left everything behind—even their ships. The ships’ graveyards became the Financial District. And those dreams have been passed on to today.
The white Range Rover shadowed me through the densest district in San Francisco: Chinatown. Pedestrians thronged narrow streets. Vendors’ merchandise hung inside low slung shop awnings. Shopkeepers were closing their registers. This was my turf.
Scrolling through pages of the Crimes Against Persons report, Agent Noiret found this – my former Grid colleague, Jurgen Hanssen, shot near CERN. The report says that the firearm used was an FBI-registered Glock 6. It bore an FBI serial number. I hope the bureau can be trusted.
It’s been said that the greatest scientific discovery is the human genome. But it’s useless until we make sense of all that DNA. I just hope my data mining algorithm lives up to expectations: it’s gotta speed up the Stanford Grid and make online diagnosis and treatment work. The most powerful forces in society want me to fail miserably.
Now that I’ve conquored my own ghosts, I’ve got to wonder – will someone sabotage the personalized medical revolution?
But will Niles quit on me if he knows we’re in danger? With our colleagues dying, he’s going to think twice about going on with the Project. After all these years of work, I’m concerned that my best friend might run out.
Extremely powerful players are attacking our Stanford Grid project. They won’t stop at taking out Jurgen Hanssen. It’s a race for survival now, with millions of lives on the line.
There’s backlash to the Grid Project that could end everything. I thought the pieces were in place to genetically diagnose disease over the Internet but on days like today it all looks broken-not unlike the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Bridge.
Nathalie, you’re going to be the death of me. How on earth did I fall for someone I have to keep at arms distance yet see each day at the bureau?