"Patience & calmness under fire always got police detective Mel Haskin what he wanted. But he was fast losing both--because of Lily Markey. The fiery-haired, jade-eyed reporter refused to tell him what she knew about a baby boy who'd appeared on a high-society doorstep..." --Clip from the book cover
"Two men--different as night & day...Neither man has a clue to the horrifying work of hate and terror they are about to encounter, but these are the kind of heros who will do what it talkes to get the job done...or die trying." --Clip from teh back cover
From book cover...
This engaging novelette provides an intimate look into the personal lives of Kay Scarpetta, Pete Marino, and Lucy Farinelli as they celebrate the week between Christmas and New Year's. Virginia's intrepid chief medical examiner, her detective sidekick, and her niece get together for some holiday food and drink--and the unexpected joy of befriending a lonely boy. In the kitchen, this tenacious trio put together such delightful and wicked concoctions as Marino's "cause-of-death eggnog," Lucy's "felonious cookies," and Scarpetta's famous pizza and stew, guaranteed to clean out any freezer and pantry. This is not a book for serious cooks, but a delicious and heartwarming tale for readers who want to test their wits--and culinary skills--against this indomitable crime team.
"An island village off the coast of Maine is the landscape for a love story as rocky as the coast itself... A sensitive novel, rich in scenic detail and in the turbulance of human longing." --Elizabeth Hardwick