Scent of Gardenia: A Killing in Princeville [NOOK Book]

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What is the price of a secret? Would you kill to protect it? What happens if it won't stay buried? Malice Able, a forensic specialist with a special department of the government, is at emotional and professional crossroads. His work demands secrecy that has kept him from relationships of any kind – a decision that demands reconciliation. But he’s discovered a secret kept even from him. Experiments conducted on abandoned children had two unexpected results: it healed birth defects, but turned them into serial ...
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Scent of Gardenia: A Killing in Princeville

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Overview

What is the price of a secret? Would you kill to protect it? What happens if it won't stay buried? Malice Able, a forensic specialist with a special department of the government, is at emotional and professional crossroads. His work demands secrecy that has kept him from relationships of any kind – a decision that demands reconciliation. But he’s discovered a secret kept even from him. Experiments conducted on abandoned children had two unexpected results: it healed birth defects, but turned them into serial killers. One has come of age and is cutting off hands and feet, nailing them to a cross. While deciding what to do, Malice is asked to identify bodies that washed up in one of the worst hurricanes in decades. He discovers one of those bodies is a white woman pregnant with a black child, secretly buried in a black cemetery over thirty years before. Her murder becomes the intersection for a ritual killer who thinks himself sent by God; the death of a local bisexual who knew her identity, and the downfall of the accomplice who unknowingly put her in the grave. The estranged family Able protected with his own lies is in the killer’s path. The Scent of Gardenia begins as a story of murder, secrets and lies. It evolves as a tale of belonging, sacrifice and love. Throughout, it is a search for Truth.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011810237
  • Publisher: Frog''s Hair Press
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 176 KB

Meet the Author

“You are what you think. Don’t like it? Change your mind.” M E B Smith lives in Charlotte, NC. Proceeds from the sale of her books benefit The Justice & Equity Foundation for Youth which she founded. Visit www.jefy.org to see how else you can help young boys and men of color grow into productive, contributing members of their families and communities. The mythic stories in The Scent of Gardenia are available as companion books for young readers under the titles: “The Keepers of Carifa” and “Spell Me A Story.” It’s a great way to share reading with your children.
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