In my best bad Dashiell Hammett:\n\nThe images they showed me had the grittiness of sandbox in a windstorm.\nA generally good collection of photographic evidence. Many of the\nimages lacked any trace of a suspect, a stipulation that was alluded to\nbut not flatly required of the contract snappers. I had to get the\nphoto perps together in a line-up. I had to break 'em down one by one\n- to see beyond the obvious - to shake out any remaining bits of\ninformation that may help solve the case.\n\n\nFirst up, Tom Hudson:\n\nA snap to let me know what kinda place I was dealing with. The usual\nturf - dark, brooding, urban... There was enough light to pull out\nsome of the finer detail, and enough shadow to make me wonder what I'd\nfind on further inspection. Some lights were still on; not everybody\non this block gets an early start - I'll start with them. Good work,\nHudson! Next time, get me a face that I can put a crime with.\n\n\nYour turn, Lauter:\n\nNot only are these people still awake - they're just back from wherever\nthey've been. She's taller, too. Interesting, very interesting.\nGreat work, Mark. Keep 'em coming!\n\n\nKramer! Get in here!:\n\nWho's heater ventilation system? Who installed it?? Good capture of\nthe effect, guess me and my shoe leather will figure out the cause.\nGood work, keep your head down!\n\n\nHere's what I found out:\n\nRelevance of this evidence available on request. Til then, I ain't\ntalkin'.\n\n\nHave a seat, Kewfi:\n\nThanks for the file photo. Take a look a Lauter's current pic. This\nguy ain't as intimidating as he used to be. Glad I didn't have to mix\nit up with him then. Excellent work!\n\n\nHickey:\n\nIs this where he did his time? Get me another shot when he goes back\nin. This place has just the right mood for a guy like him. I like it!\n\n\nYour turn, Flint:\n\nMan, the guitar player never talks! Next time try the vocalist. For\nthe record, the 50's was good times. Good work, Bob!\n\n\nP.F.:\n\nNice Flyer! Our man takes a path less travelled. I wish you'da put\nhim on the scene. No bloody glove this time? At least now I know\nwhere to look. Good work! Leave me a card.\n\n\nAl Denelsbeck:\n\nLooks like he hosts a hell of a shindig. Well done! The operation is\nputtin' together some kinda plan. Only time will tell where it'll\nlead...\n\n\nTO BE CONTINUED...MAYBE.