Double Dealer : Crime Scene Investigation by Max Allan Collins

By Max Allan Collins

Meet the little recognized or even much less understood heroes of police paintings in Las Vegas -- the forensic investigators. Led through veteran Gil Grissom, the outstanding crew assigned to the Criminalistics Bureau's graveyard shift -- together with Catherine Willows, Warrick Brown, Nick Stokes, and Sara Sidle -- needs to mix state of the art clinical equipment and outdated savvy as they paintings to untangle the proof in the back of the yellow police tape. whereas Nick and Catherine examine a newly came across fifteen-year-old homicide, Grissom and the remainder of the staff needs to discover the indentity of a cold-blooded killer -- one whose execution-style, "double-tap" signature has provoked the curiosity of FBI agent Rick Culpepper.

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I hope the bastards killed her too. " "Well, it's obvious. If he hadn't tried to keep us both happy, he wouldn't have stolen that money. " Catherine frowned. "So, he really was embezzling? " Another shrug-a fatalistic one. "Why would they lie to me about it? What could they get out of me? They weren't so bad, anyway, for a bunch of goddamn mobsters. " Catherine hit from another side. "Could it have been the bookies he bet with out east that put out a contract on him? " Mrs. Fortunato snuffed out her latest cigarette.

But maybe that was yesterday. . " At that, Grissom frowned. "Precision, Greg. " Back in the hallway, he moved on in his search, and almost bumped into the lanky Warrick, stepping around the corner, typically loose-limbed in a brown untucked short-sleeved shirt and lighter chinos. " Grissom was on the move again. " Back in his office, Grissom played Warrick the tape-twice. " Grissom asked. There was never any rushing Warrick; his eyes were half-hooded as he played the tape for himself one more time.

Pulling the evidence bag from his pocket, Nick held it up so Mattes could see the ring inside. " Mattes took the bag from Nick, held it up to the light. " Carefully, the jeweler set the plastic bag on the glass counter, separated the seal, and almost religiously lifted the ring out. "Kind of gaudy, for my taste. " A crooked smile played at the corners of Nick's mouth. " Pulling his magnifying glass down over the left lens of his glasses, Mattes studied the ring for a long moment, turning it this way and that.

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