Re: New Idea for Dead Country.
How easy is it to find someone when the zombie apocalypse is going on around you? Post apocalypse, without all that technology, without credit cards and phone gps, and without structured society to help you, how do you expect to find anyone? They could be in the next state and they might as well be on another planet for the difference it makes.
What are the heroes going to do in the unlikely scenario they actually find him? Kill him, and lose the person best qualified to reverse the zombie disease? Persuade him? What if he says no? He's had 15 years to manufacture and distribute the cure. If he hasn't already, why not? and what are the heroes going to bring to the table to change that?
Going back to the start, how smart do you have to be to be working on a cure for cancer and yet not see releasing an infectious disease isn't a good idea?
How lax is bio-security at this lab?
This guy's coworkers, they can't be smart enough to be working on a cure for cancer if they can't spot the same things as this guy (the same potential to turn the current cure into a zombie disease). They can't spot, when the disease starts spreading, that it might be related to their work? As Kamosis says, how is he going to hide this work from his coworkers? They're going to notice after a while if he's doing all the work himself, that normally might be passed to a lab tech or assistant. That he's hiding all the data that he produces? Those other scientists are going to want a piece of the glory if he's discovered something or is onto something and not telling anyone else. Management might be suspicious if they think he's using their funding to do other work on the sly
Also, if this scientist is working to cure cancer, and he's pretty close, why would he risk it all to resolve some petty dispute from years ago?
It's like you're in the FA cup final and you've got the ball and an open goal in front of you and it's 0-0 in the last minute of extra time, and instead of slotting the ball home, you wander off into the stands to slap the guy who bullied you in school and tell him how much better you are because he's unemployed and you're a top-class footballer