By Patricia Cornwell
The decomposed is still of a stowaway lead Dr. Kay Scarpetta on a world seek to Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon, France—and on a challenge that would pull her in contrary instructions: towards maintaining her profession or towards the reality.
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She begins asking his spouse questions. ” “Whoa,” I stated. “So I inform her to go away, that she’s within the manner and screwing up every thing, and tomorrow she calls me into her workplace. I determine she’s going to be tear-ass approximately what occurred, yet she doesn’t say a notice. as an alternative, she asks what i believe of the detective department. ” He took a gulp of espresso and stirred in extra teaspoons of sugar. “Thing is, i may inform that actually wasn’t what she was once in,” he went on. “I knew she sought after whatever. She wasn’t answerable for investigations, so why the hell used to be she asking me in regards to the detective department? ” I poured myself a pitcher of wine. “Then what did she wish? ” I requested. “She desired to speak about you. She all started asking me 1000 questions about you, stated she knew we were ‘partners in crime,’ as she placed it, for a very long time. ” I checked the dough, then the sauce. “She was once asking me heritage stuff. What the police officers considered you. ” “And what did you are saying? ” “I advised her you was once a doctor-lawyer-Indian leader with an IQ greater than my paycheck, that the law enforcement officials used to be all in love with you, together with the ladies. And let’s see, what else? ” “That was once most likely really adequate. ” “She requested approximately Benton and what occurred to him and what kind of it had affected your paintings. ” Anger heated me up. “She beginning quizzing me approximately Lucy. approximately why she left the FBI and if the best way she swings is the explanation. ” “This woman’s speedy sealing her destiny with me,” I warned. “I instructed her Lucy left the Bureau simply because NASA requested her to develop into an astronaut,” Marino stored going. “But while she received into the gap application, she determined she beloved flying helicopters larger and signed on as a pilot for ATF. Bray sought after me to inform her subsequent time Lucy was once on the town, to rearrange for the 2 of them to fulfill simply because Bray will need to recruit her. I acknowledged that used to be type of like asking Billie Jean King to be a ball woman. finish of tale? I didn’t inform Bray shit other than I ain’t your social secretary. One week later, my ass used to be again in uniform. ” I reached for my pack and felt like a junkie. We shared an ashtray, smoking in my residence, silent and annoyed. i used to be attempting to not believe hateful. “I imagine she’s jealous as hell of you, undeniable and easy, Doc,” Marino ultimately stated. “She’s the large shot relocating right here from D. C. , and all she hears approximately is the nice Dr. Scarpetta. and that i imagine she bought an inexpensive thrill out of busting up the 2 folks. Gave the complain a bit strength rush. ” He smashed the cigarette butt within the ashtray and flooring it out. “This is the 1st time you and me haven’t labored jointly because you moved here,” he stated because the doorbell rang for a moment time tonight. “Who the hell’s that? ” he acknowledged. “You invite another person and never inform me? ” I received up and seemed into the video monitor of the Aiphone at the kitchen wall. I stared, incredulous, on the photographs picked up through the front-door digital camera. “I’m dreaming,” I acknowledged. 7 Lucy and Jo appeared apparitions, actual presences which could no longer be flesh and blood. either one of them were driving the streets of Miami slightly 8 hours in the past.