By Patricia Cornwell
With All That Remains, number one bestselling writer Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling international of gutsy health worker Kay Scarpetta for the 3rd installment of the vintage suspense fiction sequence that starts with Postmortem.
In Richmond, Virginia, younger fanatics are demise. up to now, 4 within the region have disappeared, basically to be came across months later as mutilated corpses. whilst the daughter of the president's most modern drug czar vanishes with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta is aware time is brief. Following a macabre path of proof that ties the current homicides to a grisly crime long ago, Kay needs to draw upon her personal own assets to trace down a assassin who's as expert at disposing of clues as Kay is at discovering them...
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Ben's spoken of you for years. " The compliment disconcerted me, and what she said next came as a shock. " "That's very kind," I said, managing a smile. Clearly, Wesley did not tell her everything, and the idea that Mark might have been in Virginia recently without so much as calling me was almost more than I could bear. " "Denver's beautiful," I replied evasively. "It's a bitch, you want my opinion. They bring him in from deep cover, hole him up in Quantico for a while. Next thing, they're sending his ass out west to work on something he can't tell nobody about.
Martin. " "I don't want to hear your medical bullshit! I want to know what killed my boy! The cops are asking about drugs! My boy's never been drunk in his life, much less taken drugs! You hear me, lady? " "CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER BAFFLED: Dr. " Undetermined. Over and over again. Eight young people. It was awful. It was, in fact, unprecedented for me. Every forensic pathologist has undetermined cases, but I had never had so many that appeared to be related. I opened the sunroof and my spirits were lifted somewhat by the weather.
Marino was blatantly skeptical. " "Yeah, I know. Mrs. " "Pete," Wesley said calmly, "I don't think it wise to dismiss her as a plutocratic figurehead or token female appointee. Though the position sounds more powerful than it really is because it was never given Cabinet status, Pat Harvey does answer directly to the President. S. attorney," I added. "She was a strong supporter of the White House's efforts to make drug-related murders and attempted murders punishable by death. " "Her and a hundred other politicians," Marino said.