By Patricia Cornwell
With All That Remains, number one bestselling writer Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling global of gutsy medical expert Kay Scarpetta for the 3rd installment of the vintage suspense fiction sequence that starts off with Postmortem.
In Richmond, Virginia, younger fans are death. to this point, 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 understands 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 casting off clues as Kay is at discovering them...
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And leaving just one tantalizing clue... When the bodies of young courting couples start turning up in remote woodland areas, Dr Kay Scarpetta's task as Chief Medical Examiner is made more difficult by the effects of the elements. Eight times she must write that the cause of death is undetermined. But when the latest girl to go missing turns out to be the daughter of one of the most powerful women in America, Kay finds herself prey to political pressure and press harassment. As she starts to investigate, she finds that vital evidence is being withheld from her - or even faked.
If it hadn't been on everybody's mind from the start, you never would have been called yesterday. I want to know what happened to them. " I said nothing. " Reaching into a pocket of her blazer, she withdrew a sheet of legal paper and smoothed it open. "Bruce Phillips and Judy Roberts," she began to brief me, as if I needed it. "High school sweethearts who disappeared two and a half years ago on June first when they drove away from a friend's house in Gloucester and never arrived at their respective homes.
When I looked in the driver's window I could see that the beige leather interior was very clean, the backseat neatly packed with various items of luggage, a slalom ski, a coiled yellow nylon ski rope, and a red-and-white plastic ice chest. Keys dangled from the ignition. Windows were partly rolled down. Depressed tire tracks leading from the pavement were clearly visible in the sloping grass, the front chrome grille nudged up against a clump of pines. Marino was talking to a thin, blond man, someone he introduced as Jay Morrell with the state police, whom I did not know.
All That Remains (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries) by Patricia Cornwell