The United States has severed ties with their greatest ally in the Middle East, Israel. An unthinkable devastation has been unleashed on San Francisco, California a 12.5 earthquake. After 911, the United States slowly choose security over freedom.Ben Carter is CEO of Max Corporation, the world’s largest food distributor on the east coast. More
Ben Carter inherited Max Corporation the largest food distribution company on the east coast, from his uncle Vincent Carter. Ben lived by two rules, trust no one and rule well. He pressed a button underneath his desk and a visible spectrum of blue, red and white lights danced on the dark marble floor. In the blink of an eye, the colors shifted and the floor became a one way mirror. When his uncle had designed the building, he’d positioned four offices beneath his own, arranged so a portion of each ceiling was directly below his office. He’d also had listening devices installed in every office, so he could listen to conversations and pick up information, without the employees being aware. Ben put the devices to good use every day.
While spying in on his employees, he gets a phone call from his wife Helen. She called for two reasons, first to make sure work or nothing else was going to interfere with their trip to the Virgin Islands and second to ask him to go church with her and baby Sue. Ben had been putting off going to church for weeks, or maybe years. With reluctant he says yes. He briefly talks baby talk with his baby Sue, while his main goal was getting back to the spying. He quickly tells Helen he will talk with her later. He became engross in the conversation between Mary Converse vice-president of shipping and receiving and President of shipping and receiving Rudy Tucker. How they discuss how he was taking the company straight down a drain. His angry flared as he hung on ever word.
Hours later the secretary buzz Carter office. He has a phone call from the sheriff. His immediate thought was did my secretary pay last years’ parking tickets. The sheriff explains to him, his wife and child had been in a car accident. He rushed to the hospital to find his wife Helen and baby Sue had been killed by a drunk driver.
A month later he worked up the courage to read the police report.
Date:March 5, 2010
Helen Carter was driving a 2008 Mercedes Benz, C240 sedan four door, northbound on Highway 29, near Cowpens, South Carolina. With her was her small daughter. Jerry Berg, driving a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche southbound, crossed the center line at approximately eighty mph, hitting the Mercedes Benz, head on, at approximately seventy-five mph. Both cars were destroyed. Helen and Sue Carter were killed on impact. The head of the small child, Sue Carter, was severed from the lower neck. The force thrust the steering wheel through Helen Carter’s chest. Mr. Berg suffered minor lacerations to his upper torso. His blood alcohol content was 9.20.
Six months later he has a visitor in his office Locust Taffy and old classmate. Taffy has only three words for Ben, “answer the call.” He turns on his heel and leaves. Ben has no idea what he his is talking about.