Moving between the chill of Cambridge, Massachusetts and the sultry humidity of Knoxville, Tennessee, Winston Garano, a police investigator, is instructed to look into a twenty-year-old murder case. Although Win reckons there are many more pressing current cases which should have higher priority, he gets on with the task, unaware of the can of worms he will prise open. With her hallmark qualities of deft characterisation, perfect research and tense story-telling, Patricia Cornwell has created a novel which entertains, intrigues and satisfies.
'Cornwell still does it better than anyone else' Daily Mail ** 'Cornwell's books run on high octane fuel, a cocktail of adrenaline and fear' Times ** This is Cornwell writing at the top of her form ... a rich little feast of a book' Irish Times ** Few ... can compare to Patricia Cornwell' Sunday Business Post ** In her latest thriller, she has returned to what she does best ...' Independent ** Brilliant ... this book is just as exciting as any one of the author's Scarpetta mysteries and is thrilling from start to finish' The Lady ** An intriguing read' Asda magazine
Patricia Cornwell's first novel, POSTMORTEM, was published in 1990 and won five international awards. Her Scarpetta novels have since become number one bestsellers throughout the world. She has also published three police procedurals, HORNET'S NEST, SOUTHERN CROSS and ISLE OF DOGS.