I'm a big fan of the CSI television series, so I really enjoyed all the forensic science contained in this one, in addition to the interesting characters who move the story along. It kept my interest all the way through because the science is included, not as an end in itself, but as a clever tool of plot revelation. Additionally, I have a real soft spot for Kay Scarpetta, as hers is one of the first series I became mesmerized by back in the day, 10 years ago, when I was listening to tapes from the public library. I was pleasantly surprised to find Kay's tastes have matured right along with my own. Contemporary, but not too preachy, this novel is continued and expanded in the following one, The Last Precint, though "Precint" focuses more on the profiler tool of investigation than on the forensic science aspect. One caution: Spiced with "language" definitely for adults. Last but far from least, Reading's narration seems the perfect voice(s) of Kay and the entire cast. I was in the mood for murder and mystery, both of which were well satisfied by Black Notice (unabridged).
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