Kay Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes before, but never a string of them as baffling, or as terrifying, as the ones confronting her now. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names-and the pen may be poised to write in her own.
As I go back and fill in the books of hers that I have missed (something I tell my students not to do!) I try to unravel the storyline from the book I previously read and try to see why certain comments were made or how the relationship between the characters became what it did. This book had a lot of strings come together that were not evident in the telling of the tale but made you wonder enough to make inferences. Of course, the biggest string came with an ending I didn’t even suspect until the very end. Good story if you like her books.