by Patricia Cornwell

The 13th thriller involving Kay Scarpetta. This is the second one I have read that is told by an omniscient being rather than by Scarpetta. It is a page turner. Better than Blow Fly. Scarpetta is more involved. Lots of action in Hollywood, Florida and Richmond, Virginia. Lucy and company continue to work independently of the police, and Scarpetta and her annoying boyfriend Benton are getting used to working outside the state authorities. Pete Marino is on hand. He finally comes up with useful information to help solve the case they are working on. Benton reverts to his wimpy psychologizing. The plot includes the usual number of incredible coincidences. It is as good as any of the previous Scarpetta novels.

Year Read: 2005

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