By Donn Cortez
Is located useless in his inn room, the reason for dying: millipede poison...Now crime scene investigator Gil Grissom needs to relief CSI's Nick Stokes and Riley Adams opposed to a serial killer whose wisdom of entomology opponents his personal -- a brutal assassin who's not just utilizing bugs because the instruments of destruction, yet really modeling the assaults after their behavior.... meanwhile, CSIs Catherine Willows and Greg Sanders needs to examine a strange loss of life, the place the sufferer had gotten combined up with very assorted teams of individuals -- one curious about utilizing and working crystal meth, the opposite an avant-garde staff of artists -- a collision of subcultures the place everyone seems to be a suspect and not anything is because it seems....
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But that hadn’t been the worst of it. After the crappy breakfast and a tour of a show suite in far better condition than the one they were actually staying in came Brent. Brent was deeply tanned, with large white teeth and blow-dried blond hair. Clive was pretty sure Brent was also a robot, because his single-minded dedication to selling them a time-share verged on the mechanical. No matter how many times they said they weren’t interested, Brent would keep going. He showed them cost breakdowns that to Clive’s eyes—he was a CPA—were laughable, even insulting.
Those stains on your fingers are from iodine. The abscess in your mouth is from exposure to white phosphorous—it gets in the maxillary bone and basically causes it to rot, which is why your breath smells so bad. White phosphorous used to be used in the production of matches, until it was replaced by red phosphorous—it’s a lot less toxic. Unfortunately, red phosphorous is a lot harder to obtain these days, isn’t it? ” “Sure you do, Boz. You work in a meth lab. Consider yourself lucky—phosphorous poisoning does more than make your teeth glow in the dark.
No. ” “Never. ” “No. I’m afraid my exposure to this world has been strictly through film and novels. ” “Of course. ” “I haven’t done anything wrong. ” Riley didn’t smile. ” “I’m sorry. Have I offended you? I may be an academic, but I grew up in the slums of Johannesburg; my childhood took place under apartheid. I have seen much brutality in my life, and sometimes I feel somewhat desensitized. ” Riley glanced down at her notes. “No, it’s fine. You didn’t know him, after all …” In Interview Room Two, Roberto Quadros was on his feet and pointing an accusing finger at Nick Stokes.