Harold Wu and Keaton Dean had just accepted a case. Their new client, Gabriel Andrews, had hired them to investigate the death of his longtime best friend Kyle Jacobson, a friend whose death had been ruled an accident. Harold had decided to take this case, despite the fact that he now knew that he had a top-notch NSA surveillance team shadowing his every move — to the point where they were no longer even bothering to conceal that fact anymore.
Gabe had found Kyle’s missing shoe down on Beaver Islands trail, which was an area where he knew Kyle had liked to walk. Harold and Keaton had taken a look at the area, and while they’d found signs of what they thought were likely to be Kyle being dragged away, unconscious, time and weather had taken their toll on the two week old incident’s marks, and no other evidence could be found at that spot.
Failing to come up with anything else useful at what they thought was the scene of the crime, they followed Gabe back up the trail so that they could take a look around Gabe and Kyle’s apartment.