Point of Origin - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 9 Author:Patricia Cornwell A farmhouse destroyed by fire. A body amongst the ruins. Dr Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner and consulting pathologist for the federal law enforcement agency ATF, is called out to a farmhouse in Virginia which has been destroyed by fire. In the ruins of the house she finds a body which tells a story of a violent and grisly murder. T... more »he fire has come at the same time as another, even more incendiary horror: Carrie Grethen, a killer who nearly destroyed the lives of Scarpetta and those closest to her, has escaped from a forensic psychiatric hospital. Her whereabouts is unknown, but her ultimate destination is not, for Carrie has begun to communicate with Scarpetta, conveying her deadly - if cryptic - plans for revenge.« less
Part of the Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner of VA, series. Several of the CSI episodes on TV are based on this series. I say, start at the beginning... check patriciacornwell.com for a list of all the books in the series.
Good book but I also have to agree with "daedelys's" review and comments! A lot of that stuff drove me nuts too! I always feel the author should KNOW her story and her characters well and not confuse the reader!
This book is a good mystery; however, it would have been just as effective without the strong language. I put it down several times because of that, but really wanted to see how the "perp" was caught so I finished it. I also enjoyed the references to Virginia since that's my home state.