By Gregg Olsen
"OLSEN WILL SCARE YOU--AND you will LOVE IT." --Lee Child
"YOU'LL SLEEP WITH THE lighting fixtures ON AFTER examining GREGG OLSEN." --Allison Brennan
A schoolgirl came across it on a nature hike. A severed human foot donning crimson nail polish. A grotesque yet priceless clue that leads forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman down a miles darker trail--to a perilous psychopath whose powers of persuasion appear to have no finish. in simple terms by means of teaming up with sheriff's detective Kendall Stark can Birdy wish to even the chances in a dangerous video game. it is a fateful selection the killer desires them to make. And it is the simply manner Birdy and Kendall can locate their solution to a assassin who is able to kill back. . .
Praise for Gregg Olsen's novels
"WICKEDLY smart! really TWISTED."--Lisa Gardner
"OLSEN WRITES RAPID-FIRE PAGE-TURNERS."--The Seattle instances
"GRABS YOU by means of THE THROAT."--Kay Hooper
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I did hurl,” Tracy acknowledged, dipping her bird right into a pool of catsup. “It was once completely gross. yet I obtained to speak to the newspaper and Ms. Hatfield acknowledged that i will have a counseling consultation the next day to come. If i would like it. ” Waid rolled his eyes. “Some humans have the entire success. I by no means get to overlook any university. either one of you've got crappy teeth,” he acknowledged, his sisters. “So you get ortho. you have got silly dance, so that you get that point off. now not me. i am getting not anything. I want i may have stumbled on a useless physique. ” “Well, you didn’t,” Tracy stated. “And you’re most likely by no means going to. I’m the fortunate one. ” bankruptcy five The Kitsap County coroner’s post-mortem suite—Birdy Waterman’s undisputed domain—was within the basement of an previous white apartment on Sydney road adjoining to the courthouse, the sheriff’s place of work, and the opposite govt structures that hugged the aspect of the hill like barnacles. a brand new development around the inlet on a hill above Bremerton was once being equipped to accommodate the coroner’s workplaces. All were designed to be state-of-the-art. That was once strong. It used to be no longer a shock to any civic-booster that development had happened around the water, and never in Port Orchard right. Port Orchard, the Kitsap County seat, used to be tattered, bruised, and a bit rusty round the edges. honestly, the city of approximately 10000 had constantly been a stunning situation looking for a greater city. It had its shiny spots—no person who lived there couldn’t identify no less than a part dozen areas that out-of-towners easily needed to stopover at after they came—especially in the summer. there have been sturdy eating places and vintage retailers alongside the waterfront, and it used to be in shut proximity to Seattle. yet what made Port Orchard nearly cool was once its a little bit ratty seashore vibe that was once simply looking forward to hipsters to find it. It was once a city alongside the shore with out a salt water taffy stand or a bevy of outlets promoting dried starfish, brass portholes, and seafaring bric-a-brac that had extra to do with Nantucket than Washington’s inland sea, Puget Sound. That used to be sturdy too. Birdy may perhaps see all of that after she took the activity, her first after scientific college. She rented that little condominium on seashore force on a rent choice ahead of she totally knew that Port Orchard used to be destined to be the comeback child of Kitsap County. It needed to be. It used to be quirky and various. features Birdy enjoyed. the city had, she loved to inform others, strength. while she instructed colleagues that she carried out autopsies within the basement of an previous condominium, many have been extra charmed than horrified. Or at the very least that’s how they acted. After enrolling Elan in South Kitsap highschool, using to the coroner’s place of work and conferring with the employees upstairs, Birdy went right down to the basement and altered into faded eco-friendly scrubs and gloves. She retrieved the foot from the walk-in fridge, an area that used to be sufficiently big to carry numerous our bodies at a time. That morning, it was once empty, aside from that unhappy little maggot-infested foot. Birdy famous that Sarah had taken nice care to make sure the facts was once safe in the course of delivery in an Igloo model Styrofoam ice chest bought from the Walmart on Bethel street.