CSI: Cold Burn by Max Allan Collins

By Max Allan Collins

Distant. peaceable. Picturesque. that is how the Mumford Mountain resort accounts itself in its brochure, and it lives as much as its billing -- more often than not. yet this 12 months, the resort is web 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 dep. within the able palms of Catherine Willows and heads east. yet he and Sara quickly locate themselves in all too favourite territory -- and again in Las Vegas, Catherine, Warrick Brown, and Nick Stokes have exposed hassle in their personal.

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Catherine shrugged. " "Instead, she drove into the Bermuda Triangle," Warrick said. " Catherine nodded. "In the parking lot at Mandalay Bay, a 2000 Lexus RX300. That's an SUV. " Nick's eyes narrowed. " "Oh she got that far. Ecklie's people found a doggy bag in the Lexus. But after that…" Catherine held her hands up in a who-knows gesture. The trio found Dr. Robbins behind his desk, where he was jotting some notes; he looked up as they neared. "Hey Doc," Catherine said. " Robbins gave her a satisfied smile.

53 "Not really. It wasn't on the mountain drive, anyway, it was down on the road between here and New Paltz. " Grissom explained he was only having the coffee, and Sara asked for just the vegetable dishes. And off Amy went. "We need to talk to Amy in depth," Grissom said. " "If so, then our perp is off the premises, and even if that waitress has a photographic memory and gives us a license plate number, what are we going to do about it? With the phone lines down and cells dead and…" Grissom shrugged.

It's just…" Catherine touched his hand. " "And I haven't gotten rid of her things, I could never do that. Everything's exactly the way it was the day she left. I haven't moved so much as her toothbrush. " He began to cry again. Several awkward moments crawled past, as the CSIs looked at each other, wondering if they should get started or not. Then Sherman said, "If…if it will help, take all the…all the time you need. You won't be keeping me up. " Diving right in, Warrick asked, "I have to ask this, sir.

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