|Cruel & Unusual (1993) [Novel]|
by Patricia Cornwell
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Series: Dr. Kay Scarpetta Novels, the
(From the publisher):
When convicted killer RonnieJoe Waddell is executed in Virginia's electric chair, he becomes what should be a routine postmortem case for Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. But after Waddell's execution, the murders continue, as everyone connected to him begins to die — including a member of Scarpetta's staff.
Then, when crucial records disappear from her files, Scarpetta comes under fire for incompetence. Caught in a web of political intrigue, betrayed by those she trusted, Scarpetta must fight to free herself from murderous insinuations — and threats to her own life.
To save her career, Scarpetta soon finds herself retracing Waddell's bloody footprints, following a trail that might lead to long-hidden secrets deep within the state government. Either the truth will set her free — or unleash upon her a punishment both cruel and unusual.
Original title: Cruel & Unusual
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery