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By Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell has a 6th feel in regards to the males and ladies 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, consistently interesting figures.

In Southern Cross, Cornwell takes us even towards the non-public lives of big-city police, in a narrative of corruption, scandal, and robberies that increase to homicide. This time, her atmosphere is Richmond, Virginia, the place Charlotte Police leader Judy Hammer has been introduced through an NIJ furnish to scrub up the police strength. Reeling from the hot dying of her husband, and resented via the police strength, urban supervisor, and mayor of Richmond, Hammer is joined through her deputy leader Virginia West and rookie Andy Brazil at the such a lot tough project of her profession. In the face of overwhelming public scrutiny, the trio needs to deliver fact, order, and sanity to a urban in trouble.

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Governor Feuer was once startled through the overweight lady flying after a tall, relatively aged thin cop. a couple of handcuffs dangled off one in every of her wrists and her loose hand was once shoved up the negative fellow's crotch. She was once twisting and crushing, cursing, kicking. She used to be whirling and swinging the unfastened handcuff like a numchaku, scattering arriving troops. 'Wow! ' Jed exclaimed. 'How awful,' stated the governor. 'How completely lousy. ' 'We have to do whatever, sir! ' Governor Feuer agreed, his anger emerging. there has been not anything humorous approximately this. there has been not anything unique approximately violence. He jerked open his vehicle door. ahead of Jed or EPU police may cease him, the governor popped the trunk and snatched out a fireplace extinguisher. He bumped into the melee and to the astonishment of all blasted Patty Passman with Halon 1301. surprised, she published Rhoad. law enforcement officials tackled her to the floor. 4 EPU cops fast escorted Governor Feuer again to his limousine. 'Way to head, sir! ' Jed used to be very pleased with his commander-in-chief. The governor checked his black cashmere pinstripe go well with for a Halon residue, however the miracle extinguisher left now not a hint. He watched the cuffed, crazed girl as she used to be filled into the again of a patrol motor vehicle. The bad officer used to be on his knees in the course of the road, clutching himself and crying. The media used to be rolling in, advancing with tv cameras and microphones like drawn swords. 'On to Hollywood,' Governor Feuer ordered. 'There's relatively now not time, sir,' Jed prompt. 'There's by no means time,' the governor stated, waving him on. Weed made up our minds he had stayed lengthy adequate within the mammoth gap with damaged clay pipes within the backside of it. Water used to be leaking from someplace. A Bob Cat was once parked close by and many shovels and hoes have been scattered at the floor. He had began to fret that the outlet used to be fairly a grave, although it wasn't in any respect formed like one. probably all people was once on an early lunch holiday or anything. probably all of the sudden dust could begin falling in and Weed will be buried alive. He peeked out and did not see an indication of Brazil or an individual else. He listened demanding. simply birds have been conversing. He climbed out of the outlet and made a splash for the cemetery fence. He climbed to the pinnacle of it because the Lemans slowly cruised into view. puppy, Beeper and ill have been trying to find him so Smoke may perhaps shoot Weed and sell off him within the river. Weed file:///Users/michel/0_Get/Cornwell-AndyBrazil-Vol2-SouthernCross-NovelEBook-Putnam1999. htm[25/03/2011 14:41:38] dropped again contained in the cemetery and ran with out specific vacation spot in brain, zigzagging round graves and jumping over monuments. Brazil too used to be working speedy and will have persevered his seven-minute-mile velocity for hours, even though boots wouldn't have been his sneakers of selection and his shins have been commencing to damage. The extra pissed off he obtained, the quicker he ran. He minimize over to Riverview, flying earlier memorials, monuments, plaques, sculptures, vases and capsules. Tiny accomplice flags waved him on. A groundskeeper with additional spools of nylon cord tied on his belt trimmed round stones, the weed-eater popping and humming as he maneuvered it with the ability of a medical professional.

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