By Patricia Cornwell
Kay Scarpetta is beginning over with a different deepest forensic pathology perform in Charleston, South Carolina. And the dying of a sixteen-year-old tennis megastar will herald a string of murders extra baffling—and terrifying—than any that experience come sooner than.
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