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Mansart? ” she acknowledged. rather than Maquet. may possibly which have been the be aware Lambert had scrawled alongside his replica of the map? traditionally, the architect healthy into the image. Too good. “Do you recognize something concerning the tunnels that run less than the town? ” she requested, making the question gentle and never too critical. The clerk shrugged. “I be aware of that Mansart needed to strengthen a few of the tunnels underneath Val-de-Grâce because of cave-ins throughout the building. Paris sits upon a posh community of tunnels. i'm shocked the complete urban doesn't cave in! ” “Don’t inform that to those that experience the Metro,” Annja acknowledged with amusing. She provided a tilt of her espresso cup and a grateful nod. “Very attention-grabbing to think about. Merci. ” She took a chair tables clear of the chattering ladies and put her again to them to keep up a very good view of the road sooner than her. Lambert’s thug may possibly double again and try this finish of the road. at the least she was hoping he did. what sort of thug was once he if he didn’t? So. Mansart. this is able to be a lead. yet she couldn’t do whatever approximately it until eventually she bought again to her automobile and her computing device. The espresso served to zap her realization sharply. After being knocked out and transported—and then what she’d visible within the BHDC building—Annja wasn’t certain it hadn’t all been a unusual nightmare. She took one other sip of the cream-whitened brew. No, she used to be pondering basically. She’d learn terrible issues within the records again at BHDC. And the girl sitting no longer ten toes clear of her had most likely come from the construction. was once she being visible through a BHDC health care provider? Did they function a precise fertility hospital? Annja came upon it demanding to think biopirates may be so beneficiant. That’s what they were—evil males stealing genetic fabric from unsuspecting girls. The fertility medical institution used to be a entrance. needed to be. It supplied a method to their learn. was once the lady chatting in lively glee together with her good friend a guinea pig? “It’s this sort of treasure. ” The pregnant woman’s phrases carried over to Annja. “Michel and i've been making an attempt for years. Such marvels drugs can practice. ” Her good friend agreed, and the 2 shared a snicker. Annja swallowed again a massive upward push in her throat. certain, a child will be a treasure to an infertile couple. yet what sort of child used to be she wearing? A clone? A mini-Marie Antoinette? “Have you picked out names? ” the pal requested. a couple of extra giggles. If BHDC experimented with cloning they might desire stem cells. Stem cells weren't effortless to come back by way of, and unlawful if won via flawed capacity and techniques. although it used to be a bet, and a wild one at that, she scared herself along with her ideas. Did BHDC harvest eggs from infertile moms, with the promise of fertility remedies? maybe a number of eggs have been put aside and used for cloning study. the mum may by no means pass over them. That made Annja wonder whether BHDC truly did practice fertility remedies. Why hassle after they’d gotten the stem cells they sought? yet there have been pregnant girls popping out of the woodwork round the position. used to be that their money for engaging in a examine they can by no means recognize used to be unlawful?
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