The eleventh Scarpetta novel, in which the chief medical examiner is under a grand jury investigation for murder. She knows she's being framed, and she no longer knows who she can trust....
Physically and psychologically bruised by her encounter with the killer Chandonne, Dr. Kay Scarpetta has to leave her home in the hands of the police team investigating the attack. She finds shelter with an old friend, Anna Zenner, but it is not the haven of security she needs when she discovers that Anna has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury that is investigating Scarpetta for murder. Kay knows she is being framed, and she knows she can trust no one.
Meanwhile it appears that Chandonne killed a woman in New York before his murderous spree in Virginia, but when Scarpetta looks more closely into that case with New York prosecutor Jaime Berger, proof of his guilt is far from certain--in fact she begins to believe he may not be the perpetrator of any of the crimes of which he is accused. As she follows the forensic trail to the real killer, she gradually realizes that someone has been spinning a web for years with the aim of entrapping her. Who is it, and why are they so desperate to be rid of her?
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I have read them all and I am going for a repeat on the series.
Constant moving action. Dr Scarpetta is interesting and interested. Some of her previous books have her as depressed or overly brooding. This book may have been her best in the series.
I LOVED this book. I love Kay Scarpetta and Marino. Those two make a great team. I look forward to the next novel. Sure hope it's as good as this one.
I am in the Medical Profession. Love DOGS! &All animals. I have a very colorful imagination.I love music (soothes my soul)wind,water,Moon
If you are a series FAN..you will be CAPTIVATED .So Well done!! Do Not Miss.
The narrator really captured the energy of Cornwell's characters as well as Cornwell's impressive storytelling style. They make a good team.
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