You know what they say, "Go to bed with lettuce, wake up with turtles." Well, one turtle. It's Clyde. Holmes claims this was the polite way to wake her at dawn. Well sure. Clyde's cuddly! Holmes reports that Defenestrator was cannier than expected, but "she" revealed that she lived within three blocks of the building that used to house Reuben's delicatessen. Then he bothered a nearby computer store until he located Vanessa Hiskie, the only person who recently bought hacker gear. Well, a hacker-quality computer. I don't know if she wears mirrorshades and combat boots the way all cyber-activists are supposed to. The point is that Holmes feels he has located the person who's holding Ezra Kleinfelter.
Her door has peace stickers all over it. She doesn't answer the knocking, so Watson picks the lock while Holmes gloats about how great he is. They enter. There are all the signs of a hacker, by which I mean there's a computer with three screens covered in green stuff. And an electric fan with the anarchy symbol in the center. Holmes calls out for Kleinfelter, and Watson calls him over to wear there's a dead lady on the floor. Uh oh!
Gregson is there. Holmes notes there are skin fragments under Hiskie's fingernails, so there was an argument. Gregson thinks it would be crazy for Kleinfelter to attack the person who's hiding him, and Holmes suggests that Kleinfelter made some romantic overtures that he rejected. Kleinfelter has no priors, so they don't have anything to check the DNA of the skin fragments against. A policeman is dusting a copy of Atlas Shrugged for fingerprints and Watson asks if it was in a particular box. This box was sitting in the living room, and Ms. Hiskie's bookshelf was in her bedroom. The other things in the box are a map of New York, a travel guide to Venezuela, and a box of crackers. Watson suggests that he brought this box to Hiskie's house, and Gregson puts out the word that Kleinfelter is a "person of interest" in a homicide.
Brownstone. Holmes has been monitoring Jamaica Key, which means he's been arguing with people on the Internet about the government. Watson is look at True Romantix profiles, which isn't much more productive. She gets a call from someone claiming he wants to see a model train set, and apparently someone has put out an ad offering Naked Model Train Time. Watson sends a message to someone named Jeff Heinz, and then! Her computer goes all blue because of hackers. The doorbell rings and it's a big stack of pizzas. The driver has twenty more in the car. Holmes apologizes, says he's been duped, gives the guy a handful of cash, and asks that he find the pizzas a good home. That's a nice thing to do! Watson's computer is flashing "EVERYONE" and Holmes decides the phone was tracked here. Hector must have realized his phone was stolen and tracked it before it was destroyed, so now everyone believes them to be the enemies of Ezra Kleinfelter, and they're going to, as Holmes says, "Subject us to a life-ruin."