While Central Valley town Salter's mayor Melba Walker Shannon dug at Heaton Krupp's Granton development project's first spade, she unearthed her media liaison Martha St.Clair, stabbed to death at home. The CBI team reluctantly obliges the D.A.'s orders to cooperate with Mike Brewster's TV documentary on their work. Granton was opposed by tree huggers and Jasper's masked eco-terrorist. Yet Jasper kidnaps Jane to insists he has nothing to do with the murder, nor with a later fire bomb.