A research scientist at a government facility is exposed to a deadly toxin. Knowing that she has only a few hours to live, she calls Jane and asks him to find her murderer. Doctor Alicia Seberg entered the Biohazard Lab in the Zitek Biosystems Special Projects Facility and discovered a vile of the deadly virus Crytohansa B had been released. After a quick search on the internet, she finds that Jane is the best detective in the area and calls him at CBI to tell him she’s been murdered. Jane and Lisbon arrive at the facility and are met by Dean Harken who is also investigating the case on behalf of The California Disease Control Authority. Though Harken makes it clear that they’re really not needed, Jane and Lisbon press on and try to get as much information from Alicia before the virus kills her. After speaking with her daughter, Alicia dies in the lab. The radiation decontamination begins on the room immediately. The state of the art security system with retina detection that narrowed their initial investigation down to just the few people that would have access, actually doesn’t work and anyone could have gotten into the lab. With this new twist in the case, Jane fakes the release of the virus into the entire facility. Since Alicia Seberg’s killer had to take the antidote in order to handle the virus, they will try to escape before the Air Force drops an incendiary bomb on the facility. Griffin Welks emerges from the flood culvert exit from the facility where Rigsby and Cho await. Griffin had been quietly stealing the virus for sale on the black market and before someone realized that it was missing, he killed Alicia to cover his tracks.