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Inferno - CSI Reilly Steel #2 [Kindle Edition]

Casey Hill
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Book Description

Book 2 in the CSI Reilly Steel crime thriller police procedural series
From the international bestselling author of TABOO - forensic fiction for fans of Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Gardner, Kathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter, or TV shows CSI and Criminal Minds

Read the clues. Decode the science. Reveal the murderer. That's Reilly Steel's mantra. Find the answers, solve the crime.
But the Quantico-trained forensic investigator is finding her skills aren't enough when a ferociously intelligent killer strikes Dublin. The modus operandi is as perplexing as it is macabre. What connects two seemingly disparate, high-profile victims?
Their corpses refuse to give up their secrets and the crime scenes prove a forensic investigator's worst nightmare. Reilly soon suspects that she may be dealing with a killer - or killers - who know all about crime scene investigation.
It's only when a third murder occurs - equally graphic and elaborate in its execution - that they discover that this particular killer is using a very specific blueprint for his crimes. Who is the killer's next victim, the real target? And what's his endgame?

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Excerpt:
Sandra Coffey was desperately struggling to breathe. 
The smell - an over-ripe suffocating stench - completely overwhelmed her, making her nauseous and dizzy. She shook her head in panic, suppressing an urge to gag, thinking she wouldn't be able to hold out for much longer.
Suddenly she heard the crunch of tires on the gravel outside, and through the window she saw drawing to a halt a white van with familiar blue writing on its side. 
At last, help had arrived. 
Thank God, thank God ... 
Sandra stood up, smoothed down her trousers and trying to regain her poise, headed quickly for the front door. 
'Morning Mrs Coffey,' Paddy Murphy the local plumber, greeted her amiably. He had a round red face, long white mutton-chop sideburns and his bulky frame filled every inch of his extra-large, navy-blue boiler suit. He looked up at her, a frown of concern on his face. 'Toilet backing up, you said?' 
'Not just one, Paddy. All of them. The smell ... it's unbearable.'
His frown deepened.  'Probably your septic tank then.' The plumber removed his cap to reveal his shiny bald head and scratched at it thoughtfully.  'Sounds unusual. Maybe a rat or something found its way in there.  Only way we'll know for sure is to go and have a look.'
Paddy set his toolbox down, loosened the cap of the inspection pipe, then stood back and averted his face.  He didn't want to be hammered by the acrid funk he knew would rush his nostrils when the system was opened. 
He rummaged in his toolbox and came up with a large industrial torch. Tapping it on the heel of his hand, he flicked it on, aimed it down the tank and peered into the murky depths.
The inspection pipe was narrow - maybe sixty centimeters across - and didn't show much of the tank itself.  He moved the torch around and peered in as far as he could to see if he could identify a blockage, but all he saw was the layer of scum that floated on top of the mottled and putrid grays and browns. Instinctively he held his breath. Helluva of a way to make a living ...
'Can you see anything?'
Paddy jumped, startled. 
Unheard, Mrs Coffey had come up behind him, her feet in a pair of patterned Wellington boots, a Barbour jacket draped across her shoulders.
He grunted as he stood up, trying to regain his composure. The woman was standing very close and her proximity was unaccountably disconcerting.
'You can never really see much down these. Reckon I'll just have to open up the manhole cover.' He sighed as he recapped the pipe. 
What a pain in the arse - digging around in a heap of shite was not what Paddy had in mind just before lunchtime on a Friday morning, especially with yer woman over his shoulder watching his every move.
He grabbed his toolbox and trudged across the sloping lawn and around a line of low-growing shrubs, Mrs Coffey hard on his heels. Then he stopped so suddenly that she almost stumbled into the back of him.
'What is it?'
He turned and looked at her, puzzled. 'Have you had someone else in to check the system lately?'
'No. Why do you ask?'
 'Someone seems to have been digging for the manhole cover, but from the looks of that mess they didn't know exactly where to find it.'
They both observed the turned-over soil, dark and rich from the recent rain.
 'Maybe Tony noticed it was backing up before he left and tried to fix it, though he didn't mention anything ...'
The plumber approached the metal manhole cover. 'Someone's been at this for sure.'
He kneeled down, slipped a small crowbar from his toolbox, and placed it under one edge of the cover.  He glanced over his shoulder at Mrs Coffey. 'You might want to stand back a bit - these things reek to high heaven when opened.'
She duly took a couple of steps back and pulled her jacket tightly around her. Paddy flipped the cover off, and once again averted his nose to evade the malodorous stink racing up to greet him.
Waiting for the air to clear a little, he was reaching for his torch when a horrified cry from behind stopped him short. He shook his head. Serves her right for standing over him - this was no place for a--
But Paddy quickly realized that it wasn't merely the stench that had affected Mrs Coffey. 
Once, twice, three times her high-pitched screams split the cold, damp air, before she finally clamped her hand across her mouth, her eyes wide with horror. 
What the ...? Paddy stared at her, puzzled, before slowly turning back to the tank to see what had so affected her. 
Floating up to greet him was the bloated, distorted face of a man, his eyes protruding, skin purple with putrefaction, sewage spilling from his open mouth as he bobbed in the effluent pool. 
Frozen with shock, the plumber just stared, unable to take his eyes away. The dead man's deeply veined, bloodshot eyes seemed be staring back at him in mute accusation.
Behind him, Mrs Coffey was whimpering little sobs of pure animal fear and horror. 
Finally Paddy Murphy gagged and fell backwards onto the damp grass.
'Jesus Christ Almighty ...'

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Let Down February 16, 2014
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The author weaves a very good psychological thriller; with great characters, plot, and pros,,,,but in both this book as well as "Inferno" the ending is a let down. The author builds the suspense only to conclude without the attention to detail that was present in the rest of the book - it was a let down....
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good book ... September 15, 2013
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would be much better without all the typos and extra letters and symbols. why is there no such thing as proofreading anymore i mean you take the time to write a good book and then publish it like this. why?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Next Please June 6, 2014
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This series keeps getting better!
In this book the killer is using Dante's Inferno as his playbook for his form of justice!
This investigation cuts close to home for one of the detectives and is faced with a moral dilemma, his job is to stop the killer, his feelings are a different story.
I can't wait to read the next book ans see where Casey Hill takes these complicated and enjoyable characters!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't stop May 13, 2013
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I'm a great lover of CSI type books and this one is great but as usual when I find a great book I lose sleep Thankfully I'm retired and have time to read. If you have a job take a sick day or wait for the weekend to read this because once you star you won't stop
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable series April 16, 2013
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Casey Hill 's novels featuring CSI Reilly Steel are enjoyable, and definitely worth reading. Each is a stand-alone novel, but more meaningful read in order.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good story...Bad proofreading July 3, 2014
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This would be a great read except for all the typos and extraneous symbols in the Kindle Edition. The story is tight and kept my interest all the way. Ms Hill just needs to hire a good proofreader and she will be set to go. I look forward to the next installment of the CSI Reilly Steel.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inferno December 28, 2013
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The story was really a good one. Murders based on Dante's Inferno. I am only giving it 4 stars because there was no editing of the book. Punctuation was lacking, sentence structure needed some work and occasional typos that would have been caught by an editor. That kind of detracted from my reading because I kept thinking "if only someone had edited this, it would have been a 5 star book". I can recommend the book because it was so good but you will have to overlook the punctuation thing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Second Book in This Series October 12, 2014
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This is the second in the CSI Reilly Steel Series. First, the basic story is of a serial killer who killed in extremely gruesome manners. These are not for the faint of heart, and, yes, the plural is correct. The method of each murder is different. Finding the link that ties them together was well played out by the author. Another profiler was introduced, Reuben Knight. Personally, I wanted to beat up this irritating little twerp. The author is very good in character development. Unfortunately, most of the characters that help portray the main character, Reilly Steel, are missing in this book. The cast of characters were more limited to her forensic group, coroner, and the detectives. The B story was developing and gave hints of future direction. I wish that this aspect would have been a little better developed, but this was minor problem.

Overall, I enjoyed the book. I already purchased the next in the series and am looking forward to reading it. I recommend this book to read. I recommend after reading the first book as the B story will be more understandable, but this is not an absolute requirement. I rate this book four stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good who done it
Good who done it without the sexual tension and drama a lot of who done it's are adding lately. True to the story line sticks with the facts and the crime.
Published 13 days ago by Celticstorm76
5.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend it. I like the writing style
Well thought out and a moving plot. Kept my attention through the whole book. I highly recommend it. I like the writing style.
Published 16 days ago by Pamela Cramer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great story with well developed characters.
Published 16 days ago by Megan Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Mystery
great Writer I really like her books. Lots of twists and turns.
Great imigination
Published 23 days ago by Linda Stahl
4.0 out of 5 stars Inferno - Casey Hill
Reilly Steel, formerly of the California coast now a rooted Irish forensics investigator. She has seen her fair share of death and the evil men can do, but the recent murders are... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mystccwby
3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely CSI
Definitely CSI stuff , if you have watched the series on the television. It is the same as reading episodes and I did like the show. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Cheryl
5.0 out of 5 stars This book has suspense galore. Second in the Reilly ...
This book has suspense galore. Second in the Reilly Steel series and I didn't want to put it down. Just when I thought I had it figured out it would take another turn. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Beth Lechman
4.0 out of 5 stars Author Needs to Think Things Through
I found the same problem with this book that I did with the first one. The author tells a good story, but does not think about the implications of events. Read more
Published 2 months ago by E. L. Sapp
3.0 out of 5 stars Good continuation of Telly steel
Pretty good
Published 2 months ago by Dana hardin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Author keeps you on the edge of your seat with each chapter so you are done with the book before you know it.
Published 3 months ago by SHEILA M SMITH
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Casey Hill is the pseudonym of husband and wife writing team, Kevin and Melissa Hill. They live in Dublin, Ireland.
TABOO, the first title in a series of forensic thrillers featuring Californian-born CSI Reilly Steel was an international bestseller upon release. It was followed by subsequent books, INFERNO (aka TORN) HIDDEN, THE WATCHED & TRACE. A prequel to the series CRIME SCENE, is also available.
Translation rights to the series have been sold in multiple languages including Russian, Turkish and Japanese.

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#1 TABOO
#2 INFERNO
#3 HIDDEN
#4 THE WATCHED
#5 TRACE

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