By Max Allan Collins
Distant. peaceable. Picturesque. that is how the Mumford Mountain resort debts itself in its brochure, and it lives as much as its billing -- as a rule. yet this 12 months, the lodge is internet hosting a prestigious convention for the research of forensic technological know-how, and the organizers have prolonged CSI head Gil Grissom a call for participation he cannot refuse. Joined through fellow investigator Sara Sidle, Grissom leaves the dept within the able arms of Catherine Willows and heads east. yet he and Sara quickly locate themselves in all too regularly occurring territory -- and again in Las Vegas, Catherine, Warrick Brown, and Nick Stokes have exposed difficulty in their personal.
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Their prospective witness was tall and thin, in her late twenties, her dark hair tied into a loose ponytail that ran halfway down her back. Amy Barlow's smile revealed wide teeth stained yellow, probably by cigarettes. She wore black slacks and a black bow tie over a white blouse whose buttons were tested by an ample bosom. A gauze bandage encircled her left hand. " she asked. " She shook the hand like it still hurt. " She nodded. "It don't need stitches-but boy, it…Listen, you're sweet to ask, only there are better subjects to whet your appetites.
Again she waited, but nothing happened. She knocked harder, and this time Grissom opened the door and stepped into the hall, his gloves in one hand and a stocking cap in the other. "Cormier donated this to me," he said, by way of greeting, holding up the cap. 50 "You'll need it," she said. " His eyes tightened as he processed the question. Then he said, "Thanks…it's aftershave," and pulled the door shut. " "Sure. " Sara studied Grissom's profile, but nothing was to be learned there. " He turned and gave her that maddening smile.
Locker closed, he plopped onto the bench, sipped from his coffee and imagined himself in his living room playing that Martin acoustic. The thought gave him a warm feeling-like hitting twenty-one at blackjack. He closed his eyes and leaned back, his head resting against the cool metal of his locker. " Nick's voice. " Warrick opened one eye and looked up at Nick, who stood over him with a smile on half of his face. " "I wasn't dissin' Lenny. I would never diss Lenny…. You, maybe. " Warrick opened the other eye and couldn't stop from smiling.