Teenager Carl Abrams's corpse is found in the desert, both hands cut off, but at different times. Initially he's confused with his buddy, Edward Trigg's son Dylan, whose motorbike he borrowed for an adventurous hike in abandoned mine country. Nick discovers the corpse was near the entrance to a luxury underground bunker home built and inhabited by Tommy Barnes, who deliberately disappeared with his teen daughter Miranda, later found hiding inside, since a false accusation ruined his life in a dodgy trial. But he wasn't he only one keeping secrets.
While investigating the brutal homicide of a teenage motocross driver, the team stumbles upon a man and his daughter living in mysterious underground bunker.
- The CSIs find a body near a forest reserve, which they discover might be where a serial killer takes his intended victims.