As assorted body parts show up hither and yon across rural Colleton County, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant must sort out the victim's identity and who killed and mutilated him (or her). Meanwhile, Dwight's new wife, Judge Deborah Knott, has a divorce case held up when the husband, a farmer known for mistreating migrant workers, doesn't appear in court. Issues of immigration, race, and domestic violence weave through this book, one of Deborah's more gory outings. Also on 30-something Deborah's to-do list: adjusting to life as a cop's wife and full-time stepmother.
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