A New York Times Bestseller
Patricia Cornwell brings Kay Scarpetta together with Marino‚ Benton‚ and Lucy in a way that is reminiscent of the early novels. The point of view is Scarpetta’s‚ and this is her story.
As the chief of the new Cambridge Forensic Center in Massachusetts‚ a joint venture of the state and federal governments and MIT‚ Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could shut down her new facility and ruin her personally and professionally. A young man drops dead‚ apparently from a cardiac arrhythmia‚ eerily close to Scarpetta’s new home. But the next morning there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was locked inside the center’s cooler.