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Jimmy Price

Jimmy Price works in the Latent Prints section, he is very good at his job, but does less field work now: "He doesn't go out much anymore. He's working on the single-print index".

Crawford refers to him as a "Grouchy old bastard" and he is described as follows: "He was a frail old man and his humor had not been improved by a long taxi ride from the airport in the morning rush"  also he has a steady "mottled old hand" and "a bony shoulder".

Jimmy is a war veteran who lost his spleen in Burma in 1941. It is reasonable to assume that Jimmy wasn't a regular soldier since the Burma conflict really didn't see the American army until early 1942, so it's more likely he was a (pre-OSS) spy or intelligence officer of some kind.

Jimmy complains that he isn't paid enough traveling expenses: "Crawford rolled his eyes to the ceiling. "Gonna piss in my ear about the per diem, aren't you?"

He generally doesn't like to get suggestions about his work:"Ordinarily, Crawford would not have ventured a technical suggestion to Price, but he was floundering for anything. He expected a huffy reply, but the old man sounded rueful and sad."

 "HANNIBAL" (Four years before)
Jimmy Price will be played by Scott Thompson in Hannibal.

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