Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s inept replacement in Virginia grudgingly asks her for help to solve a troublesome death. Meanwhile Benton and Lucy have their own stalker issues.
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Dr. Kay Scarpetta is the forensic expert for a TV show, but the glare of the spotlight makes Kay a target for the very killers she would put behind bars.
A mysterious death, a missing video, and the FBI raiding Lucy’s Concord estate on trumped-up charges finds Kay becoming more terrified and angry.
A complex tale involving a serial sniper who strikes chillingly close to the forensic sleuth herself.
A sexual predator, a “spectacle killer”, leads into the world of designer drugs, drone technology, organized crime, and shocking corruption at the highest levels.
The suspicious disappearance of a paleontologist connects to a series of crimes much closer to home: a murder, tortures, and trace evidence from the dinosaur age.
Connections reveal that Fielding’s death and the attempt on Scarpetta are only the beginning of a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale.
Dr. Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could shut down the new Cambridge Forensic Center in Massachusetts and ruin her personally and professionally.
A strange folder on her computer and a Waddell-style murder days after his execution sends Kay Scarpetta, Agent Benton Wesley, and Det. Pete Marino, and young Lucy on the trail.