A Second Chance at Eden

By Peter F. Hamilton

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There is not any such factor as Boston. it's not entered in any databank; there are not any files, no listings of any type. Technically, it does not exist. Even Eden's surveillance can merely happen bar speak. " I toyed with the wafer on my table. "What do they wish the money for? Harwood and Parkinson are either wealthy of their personal correct. in truth i believe Harwood is de facto richer than Maowkavitz. " "They're going to shop for guns," Shannon stated. "Arm the peasants to allow them to typhoon the iciness Palace. " I gave her a censorious stare. "This is a homicide inquiry, Shannon. give a contribution, or continue silent, please. " She gave an unrepentant shrug. "The glossy identical of weapons. besides the fact that they determine on bringing off their coup, it will not be reasonable. " "Good aspect. okay, i need to talk to those 3 trustees. we can't convey them in for wondering, now not but. yet I do are looking to interview them this present day, ask them what they are planning to do with the cash. Rolf, set it up, please. " I fished my very own PNC wafer from my jacket pocket, and summoned up a dossier i would made the former night. "And Shannon, i need you to entry the wills of everybody in this checklist, please. i would wish to see if they have made comparable preparations handy over their wealth once they die. " She learn the names as I downloaded the dossier into her wafer, then let loose a low whistle. "You're good expert, boss. " "For an individual who instructed me Boston does not exist, so are you. " She sauntered again to her table. "Hoi Yin tested the servitor chimp yesterday," Rolf stated. "She hasn't had any success recuperating the reminiscence of who gave it the order to shoot Penny. " "Bugger. Does she imagine she'll ever manage to get on the reminiscence? " "I don't believe so, from what she informed me. yet she acknowledged she'd are available back this morning, after the funeral. you'll ask her. " "I'll do this; i want the heritage details besides. What have we assembled on Penny Maowkavitz's previous few days? " "Purely regimen stuff, i am afraid. She wasn't letting her disorder intervene along with her paintings. The JSKP Biotechnology department has been busy getting ready for Ararat's arrival, which she was once supervising. And Davis Caldarola says she was once nonetheless acting layout paintings for Pacific Nugene. She used to be operating ten-, twelve-hour days. not anything phenomenal for her. She by no means did loads of socializing, and she'd been reducing on that lately besides. in line with the folk now we have interviewed thus far she did not have any quite tremendous rows with anyone, not at all within the previous few weeks. They have been all treating her with child gloves as a result of the melanoma. " It sounded to me like Penny Maowkavitz used to be somebody who had come to phrases along with her destiny, and was once attempting to get as a lot performed as attainable in what time she had final. "That's her paintings. What approximately her Boston conferences? " "Sir? " "She should have had them, Rolf. She used to be alleged to be their chief. have been they argumentative? i cannot think them being relatively soft, now not if you are discussing the way to take over a complete city-state. " "There's no manner of figuring out. you spot, Shannon was once correct approximately now not having any facts opposed to Boston, their management might by no means have met within the flesh, now not for that.

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