By Patricia Cornwell
Patricia Cornwell has a 6th feel in regards to the women and men in blue. In Hornet's Nest, her page-turning novel approximately crime and police in Charlotte, North Carolina, Cornwell moved at the back of the badges of those real-life heroes to discover flesh-and-blood characters who strode via her pages to bare susceptible, passionate, courageous, occasionally doubting, regularly attention-grabbing figures.
In Southern move, Cornwell takes us even in the direction of the private lives of big-city police, in a narrative of corruption, scandal, and robberies that improve to homicide. This time, her environment is Richmond, Virginia, the place Charlotte Police leader Judy Hammer has been introduced through an NIJ provide to scrub up the police strength. Reeling from the hot loss of life of her husband, and resented via the police strength, urban supervisor, and mayor of Richmond, Hammer is joined via her deputy leader Virginia West and rookie Andy Brazil at the so much tricky project of her occupation. within the face of overwhelming public scrutiny, the trio needs to carry fact, order, and sanity to a urban in hassle.
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Brazil parked his marked patrol car on the circle outside the high school's front entrance, and despite his constant complaining during the drive, felt happy to be here as he climbed out of the car and students milling about stared. It did not occur to Brazil that his tall, chiseled, uniformed presence was striking, that this might have something to do with the attention he so often got. He had never really accepted his physical self. In part this was because he was an only child left to the mercy of a mother who had always been too miserable and eventually too drunk to see him as someone separate from herself.
West preferred to roll in around ten or eleven, when it was too late to even call her family on the farm, where she rarely visited anymore because she now lived so far away. Time had become West's enemy. A pause in it echoed with an unbearable emptiness and loneliness that sent her fleeing from the nineteenth-century town house she rented on Park Avenue, once known as Scuffletown Road, in Richmond's Fan District. Although the name 'Fan' meant nothing to outsiders or even the majority of Richmond residents who were not interested in the history of their city, a quick look at a map brought much clarity to the matter.
Well, drive her on in here, Bubba. I'll take a look but I keep telling you to get the boys at Harding Glass to put in a new windshield. ' Bubba walked out of the garage, not listening. He got into his Jeep and cranked the engine as anger pecked at him. He could not and would not believe that his buddy Smudge had cheated him. It couldn't be that Smudge had sold him a piece of shit. The possibility of it resurrected other injustices as Bubba parked inside the garage, in the bay next to the Cougar, and climbed out.