Spine slightly slanted, some edgewear, ex-library w/ 2 stamps. DJ has minor edgewear. A bright, attractive copy.
"11:05 PM Convicted murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell is pronounced dead in Virginia’s electric chair. In the morgue, Dr. Kay Scarpetta waits for Waddell’s body Waddell’s death isn’t the only newsworthy event on this cold December night. Three hours after thirteen-year-old Eddie Heath goes out to a convenience store, he is found, grotesquely wounded, propped against a Dumpster. The two events seem unrelated until Scarpetta and Richmond police lieutenant Pete Marino remember that Wadell arranged HIS victim in a strikingly similar position to Eddie’s. And then there’s a new murder, the most puzzling of all. With some help from her seventeen-year-old niece, Lucy, as well as from Marino and FBI agent Benton Wesley, Scarpetta musters all her forensic expertise and investigative skills to uncover shocking secrets."; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall