Wuhan, China.

Axel Jones again meets his mother at the Stanley Institute, a swanky retirement home. Their relationship remains hectic. Her mother can’t help making wisecracks at the strict rules of the institute. Being brash and cocky, she takes a pull of a cigarette in front of the nurses while Axel still pony up 7000 dollars per month for her being properly taken care of…
 
A new crypto message saves Axel’s day in cutting short his stay at the institute. A Chinese couple requires his help to track down their missing daughter. Axel balkes at the idea of crossing the china border but his finances are in the red…
 
In Wuhan he stumbles on a megapol under strict lockdown for 3 declared covid cases. His shamanic visions bring him on the track of an underground secret lab in a derelicted subway station. There, dozens of ouigours activists trained by MI6 officers harvest a new lethal virus on rats. The XXI century black plague…
 
Axel’s target, the young missing scientist, seems to retain confidential documents about covid 19 origin. Chinese secret services are getting closer to her hideout. Axel runs into her and find out that after her break out with her fiance who supervised the Wuhan lab she decided to bring her knowledge to a political cause.