On Sale: September 25, 2007
Featuring: Dr. David Hunter
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âI took the skull from its evidence bag and gently set
it on the stainless steel table. âTell me who you
are. . . .â â With this silent plea, forensic expert
Dr. David Hunter ignites a harrowing murder investigation
on a windswept Scottish island, and a tale of menace,
sexuality, and revenge unravelsâalong with the chilling
message that a killer hasâŚ
Dr. David Hunter should
be in London with the woman he loves and a past he canât
quite shake off. Instead, as a favor to a beleaguered cop,
Hunter travels to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides to
inspect a baffling set of remains. A forensic
anthropologist, he has seen bodies destroyed by all forms
of violence, but even he is surprised at what he finds:
human remains burned beyond recognitionâall within the
confines of an otherwise undamaged, unoccupied cottage.
Local police want to rule the death accidental. But
Hunterâs examination of the victimâs charred skull tells
him that this woman, no doubt a stranger to the close-knit
island of Runa, was murdered by someone
Within days, two more people are dead by
fire. Hunterâs job is to coax the dead into telling their
storiesâbut now that heâs beginning to hear them, he is
staggered by the truth. Working with only the barest of
clues, he peels back the layers of mysteries past and
present, exposing the tangle of secrets at the heart of
this strange communityâfrom the deceptions of a wealthy
couple to the bitterness of an ex-cop and the secrets of a
lonely single motherâas a tale of rage and perversion
comes full circleâŚthen explodes in a series of violent
acts and shocking twists.
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