After noise is heard in a shed at the docks, not corpses are found but a bloody mess and three pair shoes, the shocking mark of the DX-4 alias 'Vaporizer', an experimental, illegal weapon which fires up to 100,000 rounds per minute. DNA from the blood identifies three mashed-up gun runners: Hector Malcas, Eddie Padura and Pedro Rupan. There is also a cigarette with prints from Gabriel Soto. ATF sends Customs official Tanya Thorpe, who confirms there was a secret operation to trick illegal arms sale to the Middle East. However the vaporizer was being produced by Peregrine, which enjoyed special immunity to defend the top-secret project under the Patriot Act. Next its CEO Steve Lancaster is found dead, shot with a Sentry (miniature stun-gun) before a fatal air injection; he has a Navy SEAL tattoo. The only other print is from computer salesman James Reilly, another Navy veteran, who met Lancaster that day and has a virgin criminal record. Lancaster's laptop is wiped clean from the ...
Did You Know?
Although the depicted weapon, the "Vaporizer", is a fictional gun it has an ounce of truth behind it. An Australian company named Metal Storm is developing a gun with 36 barrels that fires a little over 1 million bullets a minute. See more
The syringe that was used for the murder was speckled by laser printing toner powder, while in the imagery it was used to inject ink to an inkjet cartridge. The toner powder can't and won't be injected - there are filling holes with stoppers in the laser cartridges, and the toner is added by shaking through a funnel. Cross-contamination between the two different kinds of printing color would render the cartridges, as well as the inkjet head and laser drum unusable. See more