Double Dealer : Crime Scene Investigation by Max Allan Collins

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Double Dealer : Crime Scene Investigation by Max Allan Collins


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Meet the little known and even less understood heroes of police work in Las Vegas -- the forensic investigators. Led by veteran Gil Grissom, the remarkable team assigned to the Criminalistics Bureau's graveyard shift -- including Catherine Willows, Warrick Brown, Nick Stokes, and Sara Sidle -- must combine cutting-edge scientific methods and old-fashioned savvy as they work to untangle the evidence behind the yellow police tape. While Nick and Catherine investigate a newly discovered fifteen-year-old murder, Grissom and the rest of the team must uncover the indentity of a cold-blooded killer -- one whose execution-style, "double-tap" signature has provoked the interest of FBI agent Rick Culpepper.

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Meet the little known and even less understood heroes of police work in Las Vegas - the forensic investigators. Led by veteran Gil Grissom, the remarkable team assigned to the Criminalistics Bureau's graveyard shift -including Catherine Willows, Warrick Brown, Nick Stokes, and Sara Sidle - must combine cutting-edge scientific methods and old-fashioned savvy as they work to untangle the evidence behind the yellow police tape. DOUBLE DEALER Wednesday, 5:30 AM: in an off-the-strip,...
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one of my favorite CSI stories . . ., September 9, 2003 Reviewer: dantoris from California, United States I just finished reading "Double Dealer" last night, and I really enjoyed it. It's one of my favorite stories to come out of the world of C.S.I. Max Allan Collins captures the characters very well, and you can just picture the actors in your head delivering the lines and their usual little mannerisms. Another thing I like, continuity. Too many times, novel spin-offs for movies/TV shows have contradicting information. But this book remembers what has gone on before it in the series, and I enjoyed all the little references to past cases and character information that has been revealed on the show. I also liked the little in-joke about the film MANHUNTER starring William Petersen, who, of course, stars in C.S.I. I only have a couple minor complaints. First, there were some punctuation errors throughout the book that were a bit distracting, and a few sentences seemed to be badly worded. The editor didn't do a very good job. Second, a couple of the main characters swearing anything beyond son of a b**ch (heard occasionally on the show) seemed strange and kind of clashed with how these characters are on the show. I could tolerate the people they encountered on their cases swearing, but not them. And finally, the final chapter. You have this terrific build up for 293 pages, and then the last chapter is a complete and total letdown, one of the worst conclusions I've ever read in a book, totally clashing with the rest of the book. It feels like it was taken from a completely different novel and tagged on. Because of these complaints (and mostly because of the last chapter), I give this a 4-star review. Otherwise, it's a well-written murder mystery that perfectly captures the feel of the series. I'd like to see Collins write some actual episodes.

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