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With Red Hands
With Red Hands
Author: Stephen Woodworth
ISBN-13: 9780739449912
ISBN-10: 0739449915
Publication Date: 2005
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Dell
Book Type: Hardcover
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She can connect the living with the dead. She can help bring justice to the murdered.but the killer is out to stop her...withhis own red hands.Natalie Lindstrom was once of an elite group of investigators with the powerto interview the dead victimsof violet crime. But now Natalie has had enough.enough of the voilence and darkness, that has gotten too close to her 5 year old daughter. Yet as she tries to build a new life and protecther child from the world she has left,Natalie still knows injustice when she sees it. And she knows that in a high-profile California trial, a young man is getting away with murder. A corrupt violet delivers devastating testimony....
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Woodworth's fast-paced and imaginative sequel to his amazing debut, Through Violet Eyes, revisits the world of the Violets, a small group of individuals born with violet eyes and the ability to communicate with the dead. Society has accepted the idea that death is not the end, and courtrooms regularly employ Violets to introduce testimony from murder victims. When a teenage boy is put on trial for shooting his wealthy parents, a well-known Violet takes the stand and channels the dead parents to confirm that it was someone other than their son who pulled the trigger. Meanwhile, Natalie Lindstrom, a Violet who has retired from the job and is working hard to prevent her daughter, Callie, from entering it, examines the case and discovers that the Violet on the stand might be falsifying the postmortem testimony, something previously thought impossible. Natalie's also grappling with her mother, a Violet institutionalized years ago; her mother says she has been visited by the Thresher, a ruthless killer who refuses to stop his ghoulish work even though he has been executed. The separate story threads weave together seamlessly as Woodworth unveils the "Needlepoint killer," whose viciousness makes Hannibal Lecter seem like a Sunday School teacher. As with Through Violet Eyes, the violence in this book is matched by its intelligence.