McNab and Da Vinci find a dead body in the trunk of an abandoned car, the totaled car which was involved in a high speed chase and eventual traffic accident. The second car is nowhere in sight. The dead man, Joseph Leroni, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Leroni is a known bank robber. The car, reported stolen, belongs to Charlie Victor who works at the racetrack as a trainer and who Da Vinci personally knows more casually as Victor Charlie. Victor doesn't know Leroni or how the car got stolen (there was no sign of forcible entry). An eyewitness comes forward who can identify the driver of the car. Da Vinci learns the truth when he confronts the driver. The only unanswered question is who was chasing the car that caused the accident to begin with. A second case that Da Vinci investigates is the dead body of a homeless man found in the polar bear enclosure at Stanley Park. He died of a head injury. It looks as if he was living in the now not used bear pit. Personal effects of the ...