“Wait,” Idris said.  “are you saying that this guy will have that much control over the economy of the entire world?”
“For a start,” The Cat Lady said.  “The City intersects with every major computer system on the planet in some way.  Given enough time, he’ll be able to hold every man, woman, and child on Earth hostage.”
“But this will destroy Midas.  Why’s he doing it?” Dawn asked.
“To show the world he’s done it.  Or perhaps revenge.  Babbage’s real name is Simon Underwood  He was a security consultant about the time I quit.  Midas fired him shortly afterwards.”

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