By Jonathan Hayes
Tremendous forensic pathologist Edward Jenner returns during this explosive sequel to beneficial Blood—an edgy, electrifying mystery set in a small-town coastal neighborhood the place not anything is because it turns out. Edward Jenner, brought in invaluable Blood, has survived the terrible ordeal of the Inquisitor serial killings in ny, yet no longer the political fallout. His nation scientific license suspended, Jenner reveals himself banished to Douglas County in coastal Florida, operating as a medical expert within the balmy beach hotel of Port Fontaine. yet there is a seamy underside to picturesque Douglas County. First Jenner reveals the our bodies of a murdered guy and lady decaying in a sunken motor vehicle. Then an nameless name in the midst of the evening leads him to a ugly discovery within the middle of the Everglades. He unearths lines of a shadowy legal conspiracy, and shortly learns that he can belief nobody. together with his lifestyles at the line, Jenner refuses to stroll away and enable the murderers cross unpunished. the result's darkish Florida noir, a fierce, edge-of-the-seat mystery from an rising grasp of the style.
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Sigue asì y vas a echar las entrañas. ” Gordo’s head jerked forward and stayed there, craning away from the unseen club. Smith couldn’t hear the blubbering anymore. ” Bentas grinned. “A little joke. ” Smith turned back to stare out to the horizon, looking for the big island of trees. He wondered if it had a name; Tony claimed to be an eighth Miccosukee, maybe he knew. The airboat was almost idling now, edging slowly forward. A snowy egret roused, skittering across the surface of the water before launching awkwardly into the air.
He’s telling me this story because he wants money. The man was in the bathroom now: a couple of minutes earlier, he’d stood abruptly and stumbled quickly to the restroom, and now Adam could hear him puking. The man was puking because he was drunk, very drunk. No, more than drunk: this guy was high—coke or speed, some stimulant. The man had to be coked out of his gourd to be telling him this story, snorting speed for days to get this fucked up, this fucking paranoid, this fucking out of his mind… What was Adam supposed to do with that story?
The man was puking because he was drunk, very drunk. No, more than drunk: this guy was high—coke or speed, some stimulant. The man had to be coked out of his gourd to be telling him this story, snorting speed for days to get this fucked up, this fucking paranoid, this fucking out of his mind… What was Adam supposed to do with that story? He looked around the sorry excuse for an office—a desk, a desk chair, two battered armchairs salvaged from God knows where, all crammed into one end of a double-wide so shitty it made the chairs look fancy.
A Hard Death by Jonathan Hayes