Crake’s stepfather insists that Crake call him “Uncle Pete.” He was Crake’s father’s boss before his death, and has since moved in with and married Crake’s mother. Uncle Pete is good natured and supportive of Crake. He dies of a viral infection while Jimmy is working at AnooYoo—Jimmy eventually becomes convinced that Crake infected him with one of his experimental viruses.
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...overpass because he had found out about this practice. Jimmy is shocked. Crake says that Uncle Pete or his mother must have turned his father in. Then he suggests that Jimmy’s mother... (full context)
...RejoovenEsense, a top-notch company on the cutting edge. They email occasionally, and Crake tells him Uncle Pete has died suddenly of a virus. When Jimmy asks Crake if he was there when... (full context)