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Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralysed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it’s being sabotaged from within - and someone wants her dead.
©1990 Patricia Cornwell (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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"Devilishly clever." ( Sunday Times)
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By Louise on 05-19-17

Won't bother again

I can't understand how Patricia Cornwall has achieved such success. Nothing gripped me in this novel suffice to say I can't even recall most of it.
A different narrator may have improved things a tad as I found Lorelei's monotone drawl nothing short of irritating.

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By Mrs on 09-20-16

OK but not much of a plot.

I am amazed this series went on to sell millions. It is full of cardboard characters and has a tissue thin plot line.

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