The Last Precinct (Kay Scarpetta, Book 11) by Patricia Cornwell
By Patricia Cornwell
The new period of Scarpetta begins…
In this number one New York Times bestselling novel, Patricia Cornwell takes her readers deeper into Kay Scarpetta’s center and soul than ever before….
Thwarting an assault by means of a suspected serial killer places Virginia’s leader Medial Examiner Kay Scarpetta within the harsh glare of the highlight. As her own lives come less than suspicion, she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders could have prolonged to long island urban and into the darkest corners of her earlier. an impressive prosecutor, a feminine assistant district legal professional from long island, is introduced into the case—and Scarpetta needs to fight to make what she is familiar with to be the reality succeed opposed to mounting and unnerving facts on the contrary. validated in each method, she turns inward to invite, the place do you cross while there's nowhere left?
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Sean said. “I get that. ” The kid snorted. ” That got the kid interested. Sean didn’t elaborate, but said, “We’ll work this out, okay? ” The kid’s face changed, from caution to dark sadness. “You can’t,” he said quietly, looking down. ” Sean mistook the downcast eyes as shame or consideration, he realized, when the kid bolted like a rabbit along the edge of the logging road. He fired his gun into a nearby tree, hoping the sound would make the kid stop. It didn’t. Sean went after him. Faster, he quickly caught up and was about to tackle him when the kid turned sharply right, off the road.
He moved his leg. It wasn’t broken. That was a big fat plus. But something was wrong with it. ” He tried to sound normal, but his voice was scratchy and weak. He could make out faint light from above, but his vision was cloudy. The entrance to the shaft was partly blocked by trees and shrubs, but there was enough light for him to see shadows. He judged that the shaft was about eight feet square and twenty-five feet deep, but his vision blurred again as he tried to focus on his immediate surroundings.
He asked instead. Lucy didn’t sound as though she noticed his hesitation. “After breakfast. ” Sean laughed. She leaned up and looked at him, her eyebrows raised. ” He grinned, then reached up and tickled her ribs. Her spontaneous laugh was genuine, such a rare sound that every time he heard it he remembered how much Lucy needed him to remind her of the good in life, and forget the evil from her past. ” she declared. Before Sean could tighten his abs in resistance, she tickled the sensitive sides of his stomach.