01. February 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Leslie, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense

Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell, 496 pages, read by Leslie, on 01/30/2013

Port Mortuary (Kay Scarpetta, #18)

As the chief of the new Cambridge Forensic Center in Massachusetts, a joint venture of the state and federal governments, MIT and Harvard, Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could shut down her new facility and ruin her personally and professionally.

I missed reading a few of her books before this one so I felt a little lost as to what exactly the background of the story was, but I caught on fairly quickly.  The story mainly takes place in about a 24 hour period.  I did feel there were a few gaps in some of the interactions between the characters but I wasn’t sure if it was because I skipped reading a few of the previous novels or just the way she had written it.  It was a fast paced, very riveting book, which shows that the author still has it when it comes to her Scarpetta books.  I could see the twists almost before they occurred but it was a very good read.

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