Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 416 p. Previous Owner's Inscription.
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#1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling
world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta for the third
installment of this classic suspense fiction series.
In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples
in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as
mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug
czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows
time is short. Following a macabre trail of evidence that ties the
present homicides to a grisly crime in the past, Kay must draw upon
her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as
skilled at eliminating clues as Kay is at finding them...