Transcript of Mobile Phone Call
Norton & Co, Solicitors and Dr M Ridge
“Hello Will, I was hoping I’d catch you…”
“Ah, Dr Mike, how was the visit to The Complex?”
“Professional, courteous, detailed and just about pointless…”
“Bugger, I was so hoping that…”
“Hang on Will, the key word is JUST! I got into quite a long chat with the resident house mother there, one Aileen Blaze, who mentioned that she knew about two other deaths in kids that have been through the processes there. A girl, Debs, from the first course and lad Johnno on the first male week. She, Debs was killed in an RTA; he, Johnno hanged himself…”
“Argh, did we know about either of these?”
“Not as being connected in any way, no! I’ve got my researcher onto it as we speak and I will know by tomorrow for sure…”
“Any help you want, Dr Mike, just ask…”
“I was going to Will! Aileen, the house mum, described a typical day for the kids at The Complex. She mentioned, in passing, that they were all given an energy boosting drink each evening to help them be ready for the next day…”
“That hasn’t been mentioned in any of the papers we’ve seen!”
“Quite! Maybe quite innocent, lots of kids drink these quick shots it seems. But, these ones are provided by The Complex and not in commercial labelled bottles. I wasn’t being escorted by anyone when she told me this… interesting? Can you do some…”
“Not tonight but I’ll get one of our juniors onto is first thing. Will you do a written report…”
“I’ll wait until both our minions have checked things for us, OK?”
“Fine, speak soon!”
Personal E-Notebook Diary of Aileen B
House Mother; The Complex
Wed, 15/07/09, 2230h
“I’m whacked after a normal day and the official visit, although Dr Ridge was pleasant enough, for a shrink that is… Have I ever knowingly met one before? Not sure. Anyway, too tired for softball so to bed…”
Official Unit Log, “The Complex”
Entry By Night Watch Operative 3393
Wed, 15/07/09, 2245h
- Routine review of the audio-visual recordings made on The Complex today disclose that Aileen, the house mother, spoke with the visiting shrink, Dr Ridge, about the energy drink given to students each evening.
- As she is not part of the Special Operations Team, she has no knowledge as to the contents of the liquid.Other parts of the replay are inaudible due to overhead aircraft.
- Acting-Director has been informed by me at 2200h and he will speak to Aileen tomorrow about what she did say to Dr Ridge.
- He, Dr Davies, has ordered no further action at this time.
- Second dose of mixture given to all course #9 members as planned.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT!
Earlier today the FJ man from fundamental jelly (never been, go AFTER reading this, link in right panel over >>>>) asked for a quick synopsis of event in Code Ochre to-date for the newly arrived reader. It is with great pleasure that I highlight the key events… whether regular readers agree with this could be interesting?
“The Project” is a (fictional) British Government initiative to find international level sports-people, special forces recruits and employment for long term unemployed youths. Selected young people go to “The Complex” (aka TC) in Cheshire for a 5 day course of physical and psychological assessment under the supervision of Dr Davies. Whilst there they stay in a large old country manor with a House-Mother, Aileen Blaze. (Currently the focus of wild fantasy by regular reader Tony in Tasmania, I digress!)
Whilst at TC each of the attendees is given a performance enhancing milkshake “energy drink” to see how they respond. None of the attendees and most of the TC staff are unaware that the whole site is under total but covert surveillance by CCTV.
After the first course subject A1, a tennis hopeful named Debs, is killed in a car crash, and not long after subject Z11, unemployed Johnno commits suicide. Both these deaths happen about 2 weeks after leaving TC.
Then subject A27, a soccer aspirant, Damien Donald, drops dead at TC. No connection is deemed to exist between the deaths and happenings at TC which continues to offer courses after a brief closure.
Subject M8, potential military recruit Frank Smith is shot dead by police when he fails to lower his weapon at an armed robbery, again about 2 weeks after leaving TC. His mother insists that Frank was “different” in his behaviour after his spell at TC.
A neuro-psychiatrist, Dr Mike Ridge, is retained by Will, the solicitor acting for Mrs Smith in the impending coroners inquest into the death of Frank. Dr Ridge is briefed to find any reasons why Frank might be different after his time at TC. To his surprise, Dr Ridge is invited to tour TC by Dr Davies. Whilst there Mike is told by Aileen about the “energy drink” being used, a fact not previously known.
SO, FULL SYNOPSIS OF WEEK, PARTS #7 TO #11 WILL BE POSTED SATURDAY 26/06/10 HERE IS ISSUU FORMAT.
PART #12 NEXT MONDAY.