The e-mail name may look like some crafty gold speculator, but these anonymous offers with no money changing hands sound fictional to me.
He felt little concern, however; let the old man read about a real mystery instead of his fictional sleuth stories.
Let's run through a scenario with a fictional entrepreneur: Linda, a single mom living in Portland, Oregon.
Or to continue with fictional cases: Why does gasoline made from oil refined at one refinery burn more efficiently?
The complex interactions between things we hitherto didn't know were connected (like our fictional radish/skin cancer connection) will not be limited simply to medicine; and the benefit will not be limited to scientists.