On a Mojave desert spot, indicated by an anonymous note to the governor about a 'bad man', team-building skydiver David Whittaker falls to his death before the CSI team's eyes. He was human resources manager at Carnelian Prime trust, Rand Faulk's private equity fund, which makes lots of enemies by 'restructuring' companies. His parachute was sabotaged, but not individually assigned according to instructor Mike Spruell. More 'justice' is announced to the press. Faulk continues the weekend; so does the saboteur, but no longer random. Lee Skelling had motive and opportunity, but has too much to lose. Jane keeps looking and sets a trap. Written by
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Agent Lisbon, is it? We're leaving. Keep my office informed.
[to the Parachute leader
And you. You'll be hearing from our lawyers.
[Into his cellphone
Do it now!
Are you going to let him get away with that?
Shhh. Mr. Faulk, this is a murder investigation. You can't leave until we say you can leave.