|Full name||Nick Kringle|
|Cause of death||Bullet wound to the chest|
Technician (in disguise)
|Partner(s)||Dominika Snegurochka (girlfriend)|
Yelena Tereshkova (girlfriend; incarcerated)
Central Intelligence Agency
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appeared||Case #15: O Deadly Night (s3)|
Nick was a CIA operative going undercover as a maintenance worker for COSMORUS. He also played Santa for the people of the town around Christmas time. Nick had graying black hair and facial hair and was known to be a smoker. At the time of his death, he was wearing his Santa outfit.
Nick was found frozen in a block of ice in the middle of the lake. He was sent to Angela, and though she managed to determine the victim was shot, she did not know what he was shot with. She did manage to find cut marks on his fingertips consistent with the blade of an ice skate. She thought this was because the killer wore ice skates to drag the victim into the hole in the ice, meaning the killer ice skated.
After examining the lake again Jack and the player found a bullet sabot covered in some sort of red dust. It was sent off to be examined by Jonah, and not only did he find the bullet match, he found what kind it was. It was revealed to be an ice bullet due to traces of dry ice. The killer also left some red glitter on the sabot, which meant the killer wore red glitter.
Killer and motives
The killer turned out to be a Mossad agent known as Asal Hawaa.
Jack was shocked when the player brought Asal in for an arrest due to them being in a relationship. Nevertheless, Jack kept his head in the game when he revealed the evidence he had found against Asal. Jack had had it when Asal called him a jealous boyfriend, and Asal confessed, angrily, that she had killed Nick. However, Asal explained that she was just following Mossad's orders, saying that Nick was up to something with dangerous, global repercussions. When Jack pointed out that she got caught by him, Asal explained that her dating him threw her off her game, and she would never have been caught.
In court, Asal explained to Judge Adaku that he had a word with her superiors, which the latter agreed to. Judge Adaku then explained that the court had a “special” relationship with certain agencies, and that he understood that operatives sometimes go beyond the boundaries of the law for the welfare of international security. With that said, the judge granted Asal immunity from the crime. As a result, Jack told Asal that he needed some space away from her.
- Nick's name comes from two alternative names for the popular Christmas figure Santa Claus. His first name comes from Saint Nick, and his last name comes from Kris Kringle.
- O Deadly Night (Case #15 of World Edition)
- Fast Track to Murder (Case #16 of World Edition; mentioned)
- Horseback Mountain (Case #17 of World Edition; mentioned)
- Out of the Blue (Case #36 of World Edition; mentioned)