"Ah, Sequence, there you are," said the Chief Investigator as Sergeant Sequence entered the briefing room. "Your man Patrick Terne is on the move again, and we need your help to track him down."
"Where's he been this time?" asked the Sergeant, cradling his morning coffee.
"All over - a lot of time in Asia, then Europe, Russia, and last we heard he's in Virginia."
"No, South Africa, actually - but we've had a tip-off that he's heading for the US next, specifically one of the fifty state capitals... We're just not sure which. Cast your eye over this..."
Sergeant Sequence took a look at the list of locations where his nemesis had been spotted and took a sip of his coffee...
- Shanghai, China
- Beijing, China
- Bukittinggi, Indonesia
- Kyiv, Ukraine
- Yerevan, Armenia
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- Novosibirsk, Russia
- Virginia, South Africa
- Unknown - one of the 50 US state capitals...
After a couple of seconds, Sequence laughed. "I know exactly where he's going, sir." He wrote a city on the whiteboard. The CI smiled.
"I can always count on you!" he said, warmly.
TASK: Identify the pattern behind the sequence of cities and the US state capital that Terne will be visiting next.