Red Mist (Kay Scarpetta, Book 19) by Patricia Cornwell

By Patricia Cornwell

the hot Kay Scarpetta novel from the world's number 1 bestselling crime author.

Determined to determine what occurred to her former deputy leader, Jack Fielding, murdered six months past, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia legal for girls, the place an inmate has info not just on Fielding, but in addition on a string of grisly killings. The homicide of an Atlanta relatives years in the past, a tender lady on demise row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless humans as far-off as California appear unrelated. yet Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to finish that what she notion ended with Fielding's demise and an try out on her personal existence is simply the start of anything way more damaging: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and power terrorism on a world scale. and he or she is the one person who can cease it.

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By Patricia Cornwell

the hot Kay Scarpetta novel from the world's number 1 bestselling crime author.

Determined to determine what occurred to her former deputy leader, Jack Fielding, murdered six months past, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia legal for girls, the place an inmate has info not just on Fielding, but in addition on a string of grisly killings. The homicide of an Atlanta relatives years in the past, a tender lady on demise row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless humans as far-off as California appear unrelated. yet Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to finish that what she notion ended with Fielding's demise and an try out on her personal existence is simply the start of anything way more damaging: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and power terrorism on a world scale. and he or she is the one person who can cease it.

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Not by the facts, but by his own instincts. Presumed Guilty 55 Logic, evidence, told him that Miranda Wood was the killer. Why did he have such a hard time believing it? The doubts had started a week ago, in that police station hallway. He’d watched the whole interrogation. He’d heard her denials, her lame explanations. He hadn’t been swayed. But when they’d come face-to-face in the hall, and she’d looked him straight in the eye, he’d felt the first stirrings of doubt. Would a murderess meet his gaze so unflinchingly?

His employees, for instance. ” “Yes. ” She let out a deep breath, as though relieved that the most painful part of her confession was finished. ” “I felt more…betrayed. ” “So for a month you walked around mad at Mr. ” “Sometimes. Mostly I felt stupid. And then he wouldn’t 38 Tess Gerritsen leave me alone. ” She looked up sharply. ” “No! ” She was sobbing now, screaming out her denials. The sound of her own voice echoed like some alien cry in that stark box of a room. She dropped her head into her hands and leaned forward on the table.

No more hysterics since that day at the police station. She looked cool and in control, which is how he’d always remembered her from their childhood. Evelyn the ice queen. “There’s the matter of the fingerprints,” said Tibbetts. ” asked Chase. ” “That’s the problem. The knife handle was wiped clean. Now, that doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Here’s this crime of passion, see? She uses her own knife. Pure impulse. ” “She must be brighter than you think,” Evelyn said, sniffing. ” asked Chase. “The suspect herself.

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