This is new series (not Kay Scarpetta). Although the characters are interesting the story is short and not well developed.
Winston Garano is called out of forensics school to solve a decades old crime. His boss, Monique Lamont, is using the case to further her political career. Before he can even get started, strange events happen, followed by an act of violence. Politics, personal lives and crime are intertwined in this story.
I've read every Cornwell book she's written. This one was a disappointment. Short, choppy with a confusing plot. The characters aren't very well developed and the ending leaves you pretty confused about how the different story lines fit together. If this is the start of a new Scarpetta-like series, it doesn't make me want to read more.
The only things suspenseful about this book were "Is the story going to get any better?" and "What's Up with all the blank pages and spacing?". I just couldn't get into it. I was really hoping that after my disappointment with the Kay Scarpetta series getting old that a fresh series by this author was what I needed. I couldn't have been more wrong. The writing style was lame and I couldn't help but compare it to watching a "B" movie when I wanted to go to the theater and see a new release. There's definitely better authors out there that I'll give a chance to since I won't waste any more time on this one.