By Patricia Cornwell
With All That Remains, number 1 bestselling writer Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling global of gutsy health worker Kay Scarpetta for the 3rd installment of the vintage suspense fiction sequence that starts off with Postmortem.
In Richmond, Virginia, younger fans are loss of life. to date, 4 within the quarter have disappeared, simply to be discovered months later as mutilated corpses. while the daughter of the president's most recent 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 some time past, Kay needs to draw upon her personal own assets to trace down a assassin who's as expert at casting off clues as Kay is at discovering them...
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Kay Scarpetta," I identified myself, switching off the ignition. " "I'm the chief medical examiner," I replied. As he looked me over, I could see the skeptical glint in his eyes. " Dressed in a stone-washed denim skirt, pink oxford cloth shirt, and leather walking shoes, I was without the accoutrements of authority, including my state car, which was in the state garage awaiting new tires. At a glance, I was a not-so-young yuppie running errands in her dark gray Mercedes, a distracted ash-blonde en route to the nearest shopping mall.
As far as anyone could tell, nothing was missing from the Jeep except its occupants and Deborah's purse. "The way the first dog acted," she went on matter-of-factly. "I assume this is unusual. Something frightened. Upset him, at any rate. A different smell - not the same scent the other dog picked up. " Her voice trailed off as she met my eyes. "Yes. " "Dr. " Her voice trembled. "Don't spare my feelings. Please. I know the dog wouldn't have gotten so upset unless there was a reason. Certainly, your work has exposed you to search-and-rescue efforts, to bloodhounds.
In silence the vapor trail expanded and begin to disperse. If Deborah and Fred had met up with the same fate as the others we would not find them anytime soon. "My Debbie has never taken drugs," she continued, blinking back tears. "She isn't into any weird religions or cults. She has a temper and sometimes gets depressed other normal teenager. But she wouldn't- " she suddenly stopped, struggling for control. "You must try to deal with the here and now," I said quietly. We don't know what has happened to your daughter.