The whole story line is excellent only the solutions to the murder seems contrived but it is overall a good read.
This is another Scarpetta novel. 30-feet below the Elizabeth River's icy surface a scuba diver is dead, an investigative reporter who was a favorite at the Medical Examiner's Office. Then a second murder occurs. This book brillantly delivers high-tension and suspense.
Veri interesting reading. If you like medical mysteries and/or Patricia Cromwell's style of writing you will love this one.
This takes place on one of the bloodiest New Year's days in Virginia since the Civil War. There is a conspiracy afoot and Dr. Scarpetta is right in the middle and in danger. Suspicious drownings, her own people dying just for bringing back her car and her neice is in danger to boot. Dr. Kay Scarpetta must keep herself and those she loves from being the next victims in a long line of suspicious murders (deaths).
So far, this was the best book in the series, even though parts of it, as well as characters, were fairly predictable. My only big complaint is that, once again, the ending felt a little rushed, but at least it was better written than in some of the previous books. And at least, not all the bad guys died because of trying to have some type of vendetta against Kay, even though she still managed to be there for at least one. She does seem to get around like that. Some easy reading if anyone likes forensic mysteries.
Enjoyed this Kay Scarpetta book as well as all the others that I have read. Stories are always fast paced. Not only does Kay have the duty of finding the answers in the death of a reporter, but also one of her own.....