By Max Allan Collins
Meet the little identified or even much less understood heroes of police paintings in Las Vegas -- the forensic investigators. Led through veteran Gil Grissom, the impressive group 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with Catherine Willows, Warrick Brown, Nick Stokes, and Sara Sidle -- needs to mix state-of-the-art scienti?c tools and out of date savvy as they paintings to untangle the proof at the back of the yellow police tape. SIN urban "If whatever occurs to me, get this cassette to the police," Lynn Pierce advised her associates the evening she disappeared with out a hint. Pierce appeared to be a religious Christian, committed spouse and mom -- yet she left in the back of a recording of her husband threatening to chop her into little items. Jenna Patrick was once a qualified stripper who stated she was once attempting to get out of the intercourse alternate and into junior university. She wound up strangled to demise in a locked room behind the membership the place she labored. What may possibly those ladies in all probability have had in universal -- apart from the truth that they're either sufferers of murder? discover as Grissom, Willows, and the remainder of the CSI workforce song down a sordid path of mystery lives and personal dances, from the saintly to the seedier facet of Sin urban.
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At the next word, Grissom shot a look at Brass. The man was saying,"You need to give Lori the same space, too, Lynn. She's a young adult. " "She's sixteen! Hell, in half the world she'd be married already! " "Knock yourself out.... " "Is that right? I hired the best divorce lawyer in town, Owen-and when I get around to telling him about the drugs and the women and you screwing the IRS by skimming off the top of the 'Body Works'? " The woman sounded triumphant, Brass thought, and for a moment the husband had no response.
Arthur knew his anxious wife might have been upset about anything or nothing; but he always took her distress seriously. He loved her. it's Lynn," she said, sobs breaking loose as he hugged and patted her. It was as if his arms had broken some sort of dam and she cried uncontrollably for a very long time before she finally reined in her emotions enough to speak coherently. Arthur held her at arm's length. What about Lynn? " Gulping back a last sob, Millie said, "She phoned this afternoon, about four-real upset.
We're a full-service operation, Mr.... " Still not inviting them in, Pierce nodded. D. "Gil Grissom, Las Vegas Criminalistics. " Pierce regarded the considerable assembly overflowing his front stoop. " Pierce shook his head. "I don't understand what you're doing here. I gave all the information to the officer, on the phone. " "It's Grissom, Mr. Pierce, only I'm not a detective. " He flashed another empty smile. "And weare out looking for your wife. That's why we're here. " A puzzled look tightened Pierce's face.