A Hard DeathPaperback - 2012
After he finds himself demoted from forensic pathologist to medical examiner in a Florida resort town, Edward Jenner must investigate the murder of his friend, the appearance of four bodies hanging in the Everglades, and the criminal conspiracy overshadowing it all.
“A real player in the game of forensic sleuthing.” —Kathy Reichs, author of Spider Bones
“Forensic pathologist Jonathan Hayes brings his authentic voice—and a fascinating protagonist—to the crime novel.” —Linda Fairstein, author of Silent Mercy
Forensic pathologist Edward Jenner returns in this explosive sequel to Precious Blood—an edgy, electrifying thriller set in a small-town coastal community where nothing is as it seems. Fans of Sam Bourne, Jefferson Bass, and James Grippando will be captivated by Jonathan Hayes’s intricate tale of betrayal, blood, and conspiracy—a chilling suspense novel made all the more enthralling by author Hayes’s vivid details, culled from a lifetime of first-hand experience as a homicide forensics specialist in New York City.