In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses.
When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. Following a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past, Kay must draw upon her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as skilled at eliminating clues as Kay is at finding them.
©1992 Patricia Cornwell (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"Strong action... A gripping forensic mystery... I just love it!" (The New York Times Book Review)
"Riveting...compelling...Scarpetta uses a microscope in her lab the way Sherlock Holmes wielded a magnifying glass." (Cosmopolitan)
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Patricia Cornwall will never let you down and her narrator, Lorelei King is perfect. I highly recommend, with the proviso that you start the series at book one. You will then really get to know the main characters fully over the years the books cover.
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