Transcript of Part-Conversation
From Norton & Co Solicitors
Wed, 08/07/09,1025h onwards
“So, Dr. Ridge, you seem to be saying that there is no connection between the behavioural changes in our clients son and his attendance at The Complex?”
“Based on the evidence you have given me about Frank, there is no obvious linkage, I’m afraid. Obviously there might be more to matters… The Project office have been less than cooperative with you and your enquiries…”
“Yes, you could say that! So what about this lad who dropped dead there, Damien Donald, any relevance?”
“It is being widely stated that Damien had this rare, undetected, but often fatal heart disorder, HOCM; it happens every year, such a damn waste…”
“So nothing to do with The Complex then?”
“Nothing, unless there is some aspect of what goes on there that isn’t being spoken about?”
“Phew, well; contaminated water supply… toxic atmosphere… food poisoning… all the usual, highly unlikely but media attention grabbing paranoid ideas?”
“Mrs Smith, Frank’s mum that is, is just so adamant and convincing in her descriptions of how he was different…”
“Yes, she spoke to me at length and with great clarity! And she isn’t your typical dotty, doting mother; she was very open about Frank’s failings before…”
“If we can arrange matters, and it is in their interest to be seen as helping the recently bereaved, would you visit The Complex and have a look around, see how it is for us? I know I’m grabbing at straws, but, well…”
“My pleasure, subject to my agreed fees and expenses… and an invitation?”
Transcript of Phone Call
Norton & Co, Solicitors and Dr M Ridge
Wed, 08/07/09, 1604h
“Hi, Dr Ridge? It’s Will from Norton…”
“Hi Will, what can I do for you?”
“Amazing really! I phoned The Complex director, erm, yes, Dr Davies, and he agreed without any second bidding to you visiting them. Week today would suit them, next Wednesday, for as long as you want, no limits on you; full cooperation I fact!”
“I’ll be damned! That means they really do not have anything to hide. But, I fancy a trip up that way… OK, done. Send me the details would you?”
Official Unit Log, “The Complex”
Entry By Acting-Director; Dr Davies
Wed, 08/07/09, 1652h
- I have agreed an official but personal visit to The Complex by Dr Mike Ridge, Consultant Neuro-psychiatrist who is assisting the legal team involved in the death of subject M8, Frank Smith.
- To deny such would only increase speculation about The Complex.
- He will be given free access to the unit including the #9 course attendees.
- He will not be introduced to any Spec Ops staff or be shown the HQ basement control room facilities.