Julia Hamill is gardening one afternoon in rural Massachusetts when her spade strikes something soft and unyielding – not a rock but a human skull. Medical examiner Maura Isles quickly determines that the skeleton – that of a woman – dates back to the early 1800s.‘But too much time has passed,’ Maura warns Julia. ‘We may never know the whole story of how she died.’ Boston in the 1830s is a place of disease and pestilence – and no one is more aware of this than Norris Marshall, a student at Harvard Medical School who is forced to support himself by performing the most secretive job of all. Norris is a resurrectionist - a body-snatcher - who procures cadavers from grave robbers in order to further his study of human anatomy. Soon he finds himself hunting the most notorious killer of his time, a shadowy figure who flits through graveyards and glittering ballrooms. What he does not realize is that the killer is far closer than he thinks ...
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Tess Gerritsen's chilling new bestseller uncovers secrets that are as old - and as terrifying - as time itself.About the Author:
Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen is also a physician, and she brings to her novels her first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms. But her interests span far more than medical topics. As an anthropology student at Stanford University, she catalogued centuries-old human remains, and she continues to travel the world driven by her fascination with ancient cultures and bizarre natural phenomena.
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Descrizione libro Bantam Press (14 Jan 2008), 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0593057775 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Codice libro della libreria TM-0593057775