Writing one of her best, Cornwell has given us a dark psychological
tale, wound tightly with familiar friends and foes. Followers of
Kay Scarpetta will revel in this undertaking. Her relationships
with family, friends, and enemies --- as well as the truth and the
imagined --- all collide in this intriguing story.
Beautiful women are dying in fires across the country, and
Scarpetta and her niece Lucy begin to investigate these mysterious
deaths. As a forensic pathologist, Scarpetta soon discovers a clue