The question keeps floating in the air: how did they know?
Counselor Chambers doesn’t know either, and this makes me worry even more: she (and her whole firm) seems to have very deep connections with the police and other investigation sources, so the fact that she doesn’t know something makes me feel even more uncomfortable.
She had some good suggestions, though. What if this criminal organization had some ways to target psychiatric patients during their hypomaniac episodes? What if they had some connections with specialists in this very field of the psychoanalysis, and they were able to identify patients, contact them at the peak of their episodes, and somehow influence them to collaborate in their illegal operations? It sounds completely unbelievable to me! But there must be some explanation to how they found James. In my case, I know I haven’t spoken about him with anybody, I never do, but maybe other colleagues share more about their cases, with good or bad intentions. Or maybe we are being spied: this organization somehow might have identified the psychoanalysts most likely to treat some specific disease, and they might have placed microphones in our practices, to listen to our conversations and target some potential victims. Chambers suggested that I use my network to contact some colleagues who might have this kind of patients, with the excuse of a paper collaboration, to find out if anything strange has happened to their patients, or if anyone has unexpected reactions to my questions, which could show a potential complicity with the criminals.
I already sent out some emails, I started right away yesterday night, after I hung up with Chambers. I hope somebody will help. Tomorrow I’ll see James and I want to give him good news, or at least hope; I want to tell him that I know he’s not guilty, or that at least it’s not his fault.
He’s such a good kid.
With the best of hopes, as usual,
Dr. Alexander Williams