Introduction to Palmer/Banks case:
"Diane, 9 A M., preparing to board Flight 210, commuter flight, 15 seater, arriving in Spokane at 10:15 A.M. One meal, breakfast. Eggs, sausage, toast, jam, juice and the usual coffee-scented hot water. What airlines do to coffee shouldnít happen to a dog, so I am packing a hot thermos from the commissary."
"Case number is: 11219er, youíll have a copy of the file on your desk by the time you receive this. Victim: seventeen year old white female, dead, bound and wrapped in plastic. Cause of death- unknown. Says here she was the Homecoming Queen. Second victim, discovered alive, was found across the state line, which is why itís our business now. Suspects are in custody. Will assess their value upon arrival."
"Diane, I understand the air is so clear out where I am going, that you can see across two states when itís not raining, which is most of the time. So Iíve packed a pair of the business manís friend, totes for the feet."
"Iíve been scanning active files for the region. Note-possible correlation to a murder last year of one, Teresa Banks, in the southwest corner of the state. Had all the trappings of a serial killing, except for one- a second body. Maybe this is it. Teresa Banks died a year ago, almost to the day."