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 with Postmortem.
In Richmond, Virginia, younger fans are demise. up to now, 4 within the zone have disappeared, basically to be discovered months later as mutilated corpses. while the daughter of the president's most modern drug czar vanishes together with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta understands time is brief. Following a macabre path of facts 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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Turning around, she faced me, eyes dark and distracted. "Fred is very intense, somewhat obsessive. But I can't say that he's unstable. I really can't complain about him. " She looked away, groping for the right word. "Addictive. That's what comes to mind. " Shutting her eyes, she turned away again and leaned her head against the window. "Oh, God. " I did not comment. "Fred doesn't have a car. " Her voice trailed off. " Suddenly she walked out the door to the hallway. She could not bear to be inside her daughters' bedroom one moment longer, I knew, and I followed her down the stairs and to the front door.
Her daughter was missing, the house empty and silent She did not begin to ask questions until we were on the porch, sliding glass doors open wide, the river curving beyond us glinting in the sun. "What the dogs did, Dr. Scarpetta, "she began, picking at her salad. " I could, but I did not want to. "Obviously, the one dog got upset. " Her observation was posed as a question. The other dog, Salty, had indeed reacted very differently than Neptune had. " The dog took off like a greyhound. He snuffled across the exit ramp and up through the picnic area.
We can't dismiss the possibility, of political kidnapping," Wesley remark, staring out at the yard thrashed by the wind. Wesley had a family, too. The nightmare was that a crime family boss, a murderer, someone Wesley had been instrumental in bringing down would go after Wesley's wife or children. He lad a sophisticated burglar alarm system in tic house and an intercom outside the front door. He had chosen to live in the far-removed setting of the Virginia countryside, telephone number unlisted, address never given to reporters or even to most of his colleagues and acquaintances.