By Jonathan Hayes
Marvelous forensic pathologist Edward Jenner returns during this explosive sequel to valuable Blood—an edgy, electrifying mystery set in a small-town coastal group the place not anything is because it turns out. Edward Jenner, brought in worthy Blood, has survived the terrible ordeal of the Inquisitor serial killings in long island, yet no longer the political fallout. His nation clinical license suspended, Jenner unearths himself banished to Douglas County in coastal Florida, operating as a health worker within the balmy seashore 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 girl decaying in a sunken automobile. Then an nameless name in the course of the evening leads him to a ugly discovery within the center of the Everglades. He unearths lines of a shadowy legal conspiracy, and shortly learns that he can belief not anyone. along with his lifestyles at the line, Jenner refuses to stroll away and enable the murderers pass 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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CHAPTER 8 It was well after dark when Nash drove the patrol car past the municipal building to enter the morgue back entrance. The barrier lifted, and as the headlights raked the parking lot, Jenner saw a crowd in front of the garage. Word had spread through the building, through the sheriff’s department, the fire department, and emergency medical services: despite the hour, many people stood silhouetted in the municipal building windows, and at the mortuary the entire staff was waiting for the Roburns in the bucketing rain.
Tonight, he’d lie in bed awake a long while, listening to the sound of the rain drumming against the terra cotta tiles that covered his beautiful new roof. CHAPTER 10 Jenner asked all staff other than Flanagan, and Bunny Rutledge and Calvin Major, the mortuary technicians who’d be assisting him, to leave the morgue area. He followed the employees out of the autopsy room, crossing the breezeway into the main office facility so he could change into his scrubs. Marie Carter, the office manager, put up a fresh pot of coffee in the break room, then disappeared, returning a short while later with four dozen doughnuts from the Dunkin’ Donuts on Country Club Road.
They walked back to his car. Marty’s twenty-fifth wedding anniversary was approaching, he explained, and he’d had a jeweler make something special. “Bobbie knows I got her something, and it’s driving her nuts! She’s tearing the house apart, but she’s not going to find it…” He leaned forward, reaching deep under the dashboard to feel along the steering column; his eyes lit up and, with a flourish, he produced a small white cardboard box. ” He spilled the contents onto his palm: there were two platinum fish hooks, each on a fine chain.