The Bleeding Baby
at night, on a hot summer night, your phone rings. It's your boss, Dr.
"I'm at Mercy Hospital," she tells you. "We have an urgent
case here, a child, Isabella Allinger, nine months old. She's bleeding
uncontrollably from her eyes and hands. We don't know why. I need you
to go back to the Allinger's apartment and investigate things there."
"What am I looking for?" you ask.
"That's just it," she rushes on, practically yelling.
"We don't know. Something happened to her in the last one or two hours.
Maybe she ate something. Maybe something stung her. Maybe it's a chemical.
It looks like a new disease, but why would Isabella be the first to
"Who else lives in the apartment?" you ask.
"The mother and father, Carmen and Julian Allinger.
They're here, and they both seem fine. But wear gloves and a mask, just
to be sure." She gives you the Allinger's address. "Whatever caused
this disease, it affected only the baby. See if you can find it!"
"I'm on my way," you say.
Go to the apartment