Postmortem - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1 Author:Patricia Cornwell A serial killer is on the loose in Richmond, Virginia. Three women have died, brutalised and strangled in their own bedroom. There is no pattern: the killer appears to strike at random - but always early on Saturday mornings. So when Dr Kay Scarpetta, chief medical officer, is awakened at 2.33 am, she knows the news is bad: there is a fourth vic... more »tim. And she fears now for those that will follow unless she can dig up new forensic evidence to aid the police. But not everyone is pleased to see a woman in this powerful job. Someone may even want to ruin her career and reputation ...« less
"A brilliant human monster - a "Mr. Nobody" - moves undetected through a paralyzed city, leaving behind a gruesome trail of carnage... but few clues. With an unerring eye and the latest advances in forensic research, medical examiner Kay Scarpetta sets out to unmask a maniac. But someone is trying to sabotage Kay's investigation from the inside. And someone wants her dead..."