Detective Lucius Goncalo
A twenty-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, Goncalo has become desensitized to the violence and corruption he faces daily. He thinks he’s seen it all—until he is called to a crime scene at an East Village restaurant. Soon, he’s hunting a young fugitive named Alex Hawking—though he senses there may be some greater force at work.
Dr. Eric Lansing
A hawkish, intolerant virologist employed by The Combine. Like all Combine scientists, he is one of the world’s most accomplished in his field, and he is one of the handful who understands the true power of the Z-Kron virus.
Dr. Ernst Kelso
A world famous scientific entrepreneur and visionary who is drawn into the orbit of a high tech secret society known as The Combine. Kelso worships at the altar of evolution, and believes that modern society has corrupted man’s potential. When he accepts The Combine’s funding for his and business partner Marcus Hawking’s biotech firm, it sets off a conflict that threatens to engulf the entire world.
A term that refers to Charles Darwin, the 19th Century British researcher who first postulated the theory of evolution. In Darwin’s view, life forms had to constantly adapt and battle for the right to survive, a process he called “The Survival of the Fittest.”
Molecules that contain the unique genetic code specific to a life form. Every aspect of a microscopic life form’s power and physical abilities is determined by its DNA.