by Patricia Cornwell

Possibly the best of the Scarpetta novels, although not told in the first person. Very gritty. Lots of references to vaginas and kinky sex. All the repeating characters are involved. The longest book in the series (500 pages). The events take place in NYC over a period of a couple days. The plot is complex and well worked out. The writing is solid. I still don’t like the people, even though they are good. Scarpetta’s husband Benton believes in psychology like a wimp. Her niece Lucy and the assistant DA Jamie Berger are lesbos. Detective Pete Marino is crude.

Year Read: 2009

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