A Hard Death by Jonathan Hayes

By Jonathan Hayes

Terrific forensic pathologist Edward Jenner returns during this explosive sequel to useful 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 worthwhile Blood, has survived the awful ordeal of the Inquisitor serial killings in manhattan, yet no longer the political fallout. His nation clinical license suspended, Jenner unearths himself banished to Douglas County in coastal Florida, operating as a medical expert within the balmy seashore inn 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 grotesque discovery within the middle of the Everglades. He reveals lines of a shadowy felony conspiracy, and shortly learns that he can belief not anyone. along with his lifestyles at the line, Jenner refuses to stroll away and permit 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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Bentas prodded them to their feet with his rifle, nudging them toward the front of the boat. Wrists bound behind their backs, necks leashed together, they hobbled clumsily forward, frantically overbalancing as the boat gently tipped and slid under their moving weight. They slowed to a shuffle, so Bentas gave Gordo another tap. Joaquin went down first, but missed the bank, his feet slipping back out from underneath him as he fell face-forward into the bank, toppling Gordo, who fell on top of him.

And you stand there watching them go past, blond high school girls driving German sports cars that cost as much as your house, laughing and tanned and carefree. And your wife is now a sucking hole of need, a festering ulcer in your bed, and as you lie next to her, you want to gnaw off your arm, hack it off, anything to escape, you want to be parked off the sand at Gran Turtle Beach, slipping the bra off that sixteen-year-old blonde in the back of her Mercedes convertible, breathing in the smell of million-dollar perfume on her neck as you slide aside those silk panties and start fingerfucking that rich little pussy.

The car was mostly out of the canal, the passenger compartment draining quickly as water gushed from the open windows. A huge gray mass of sodden clothing and slippery, pale flesh was plastered down against the front window, now just above the water. The crane motor shrilled as the car rose faster, and then it was clear, swaying slightly over the canal, water sieving from the hood and radiator. They waited on the bank for the car to drain. CHAPTER 5 The tow truck pulled the car over the lip of the canal with a loud thump.

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