By Jonathan Hayes
Wonderful 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 necessary Blood, has survived the terrible ordeal of the Inquisitor serial killings in big apple, yet no longer the political fallout. His kingdom clinical license suspended, Jenner unearths himself banished to Douglas County in coastal Florida, operating as a medical expert within the balmy beach lodge of Port Fontaine. yet there is a seamy underside to picturesque Douglas County. First Jenner unearths the our bodies of a murdered guy and girl decaying in a sunken motor vehicle. Then an nameless name in the midst of the evening leads him to a grotesque discovery within the middle of the Everglades. He reveals lines of a shadowy felony conspiracy, and shortly learns that he can belief nobody. together with his existence at the line, Jenner refuses to stroll away and permit 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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It was painted the garish green of a funhouse ride, and Jenner was convinced it was only a question of time before he found a dead snake in the pool. He sat on the porch of his cottage, and picked up his book. But he couldn’t concentrate and soon put it back down. He sat there in front of his Hyundai Accent, staring at the dented fender that had earned him a 30 percent discount on the rental. Jenner had needed that discount—he was running on fumes. After they suspended his New York license, the consulting work for insurance companies—his bread and butter—had dried up.
The Roburns were going on a world cruise—a reward for almost a decade without a real vacation—but Jenner knew Roburn was hoping he would fall in love with the place and stay on as his successor. , and the Grateful Dead), Jenner found it hard to feel lucky. There was a soft rattle, and he turned to see the old man emerge from his room, dressed now in long black slacks and a yellowed but clean and pressed white shirt, long-sleeved, the sleeves buttoned at the wrist, the collar closed. He waited at his open door, and then a tiny old woman in a powder-blue pants suit, dyed black hair marcelled against her scalp, stepped out.
Jenner straightened, breathed fresh air into his lungs, and reached into the compartment again. He held the left upper arm, then leaned backward, putting his weight into it. The body started to slide toward him. Norris supported the torso as it cleared the door well. The body slithered out and down onto the shroud. Norris peered down at the body. ” Jenner squatted next to him and looked at the body. He was silent for a second, then shook his head slowly. “Call Crime Scene. ” CHAPTER 6 Jenner straightened.
A Hard Death by Jonathan Hayes