By Patricia Cornwell
“A knockout” (People) of a mystery from number one New York Times bestselling writer Patricia Cornwell that includes health worker Kay Scarpetta.
“Killing me won’t kill the beast” are the final phrases of rapist-murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell, written 4 days prior to his execution. yet they can’t clarify how health worker Dr. Kay Scarpetta reveals Waddell’s fingerprints on one other crime scene—after she’d played his post-mortem. If this is often a few kind of video game, Scarpetta appears to be like the objective. And if the following sufferer is an individual she is aware, the punishment can be merciless and unusual...
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Five million dollars. “We pay, you give us back Quinlan? ” “You pay…” No more laughter now, just that dark rasp. ” Max ordered as his heart slammed into his chest. “Before I do anything, I want proof. I want—” Click. “Proof,” he whispered and tossed the cell phone into the closest garbage dump. They always wanted proof. He hurried back to his car, air puffing out in front of him. As he reached for the door, his gaze shot to the black gloves covering his fingers. Proof. He smiled. He knew just what piece he’d send to the big brother asshole.
But she wasn’t the same woman any longer, and staring into Frank’s gaze, she realized that this guy—with his power, his money, and his arrogance—didn’t scare her. When you’ve already faced the devil, a pompous jerk is nothing. “Haven’t you read the papers? Didn’t you see what happened to Jeremy Briar when he was taken? This—this seems like the same kind of—” Frank waved his fat fingers in the air. “It’s a copycat. ” Frank’s eyes, if possible, narrowed more. “Little bastard just hit me up for cash.
No, no, he wasn’t the one who’d made the mistakes. That had been the old bastard. She took his beer from him. Enjoyed a long, slow drink. ” Her index finger traced around the rim of the beer bottle. ” Her fingers rubbed over the rim once more. ” Max demanded, fury still heating his blood. Samantha blinked at him with her wide, dark eyes. Picking up another man? Shit, I should have known that I was just one in a line for her. Should have known. When she didn’t answer, he spun around and found the red VW at the end of the street.
Cruel and Unusual (Kay Scarpetta, Book 4) by Patricia Cornwell