By Patricia Cornwell
With All That Remains, number 1 bestselling writer Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling international of gutsy medical expert Kay Scarpetta for the 3rd installment of the vintage suspense fiction sequence that starts with Postmortem.
In Richmond, Virginia, younger enthusiasts are death. thus far, 4 within the quarter have disappeared, merely to be discovered months later as mutilated corpses. while the daughter of the president's most up-to-date drug czar vanishes together 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 some time past, Kay needs to draw upon her personal own assets to trace down a assassin who's as expert at removing clues as Kay is at discovering them...
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Four jurisdictions and at least that many different detectives were involved, each one with numerous hypotheses. The couples, for example, were recreational drug users and had met up with a dealer selling some new and pernicious designer drug that could not be detected through routine toxicology tests. Or the occult was involved. Or the couples were all members of some secret society, their deaths actually suicide pacts. I don't think much of the theories I've heard," I told her. " she demanded.