In a laboratory, files are copied and the originals destroyed. The perpetrator is tailed. It's Nobel prize-winner cancer drug researcher Dr. Max Franklin, who according to the TV news dies in a plane crash. His research colleague Liz White insists Jessica comes anyway. The firm claims he just completed work on the vaccine. Dr. Stuart Himes and Liz are ignored about safety tests. David Randall finds tests are impossible after the disappearance of crucial cultures and data and is ordered to make the tests work or get the boot. Priscilla Lake schemes about the stock's likely dive. Jessica believes to have seen Max alive in a cab, reports it to NYPD Lt. Artie Gelber, is approached by Max and tells him she saw Walter Pell, the P.I. who tails him, at the firm. He says he took the research stuff himself and when he saw he was being followed, decided not to get on the plane. He wants to remain 'dead' for some time. As Jessica fears, there's a failed arson attempt on Max's life, which later ...
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Although Liz folded the envelope that Max sent her (the clue to the identity of the murderer), the letter that was supposedly inside did not have a corresponding fold. See more
According to a spokesman, Suffolk Air Flight 17, bound for Montauk, crashed into Long Island Sound shortly after takeoff. There were no survivors. Among the passengers, Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist, Dr. Max Franklin. A PhD at 15, brilliant, unpredictable. Franklin is believed to be working on a breakthrough cancer drug known as L-214. Early in his career, Franklin worked in the European laboratory of the famed Swiss scientist...