Gil gets a phone call from Russell Engle, a former Army buddy who now is a detective with the Chicago Police Department. Russ is convinced that Marcus Grover’s suicide note, which had been photographed and supplied by Monrovia police to the newspaper, is a forgery due to handwriting analysis. Later that night, Gil spots suspicious movement on top of the grain elevator and climbs up an outside ladder. There he finds Sollie Finkel taking bin measurements manually. Sollie is convinced that someone is stealing grain from the elevator and shows Gil a set of notebooks documenting grain disappearances vs. a high shrink percentage. Gil asks for a copy.