Cruel & Unusual By Patricia Cornwell
11:05 p.m. Convicted murder Ronnie Joe Waddell is
pronounced dead at the Commonwealth of Virginia's
Waddell's death isn't the only newsworthy event
on this cold December night. Three hours after
thirteen-year-old Eddie Heath goes out to a
convenience store to buy a can of soup, his nude,
grotesquely wounded body is found propped
against a dumpster,
Waddell's execution, the attack on Eddie--the
two events seem unrelated until Scarpetta and
Richmond police lieutenant Pete Marino remember
that Waddell arranged his victim in a strikingly
similar position to Eddie's. And then there's a new
murder, the most puzzling of all.
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