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In Trace, Scarpetta travels to Richmond, Virginia, at the odd behest of the recently appointed Chief Medical Examiner, who claims that he needs her help to solve a perplexing crime. When she arrives, however, Scarpetta finds that nothing is as she expected: her former lab is in the final stages of demolition; the inept chief isn't the one who requested her after all; her old assistant chief has developed personal problems that he won't reveal; and a glamorous FBI agent, whom Marino dislikes instantly, meddles with the case.
Deprived of assistance from colleagues Benton and Lucy, who are embroiled in what first appears to be an unrelated attempted rape by a stalker, Scarpetta is faced with investigating the death of a 14-year-old girl and working with the smallest pieces of evidence, traces that only the most thorough hunters can identify. She must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak, and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear.
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By Susan on 11-15-05
Not Up to Scarpetta Standards
Please don't let this novel prevent you from trying others in the Kay Scarpetta series. I admit, this was a disappointing novel. Very little suspense, no real climax, a flat ending. However, the earlier Scarpetta novels were great, and I can highly recommend them. From Potter's Field, Black Notice, The Body Farm, and others were excellent reads. Note: I have not cared for Patricia Cornwell's non-Scarpetta efforts (Southern Cross, and Isle of Dogs come to mind), and this particular Scarpetta novel seems more of that ilk.
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By Joanne Miller on 07-24-17
Hard to engage
Would you consider the audio edition of Trace to be better than the print version?
with the person speaking makes it not so enjoyable
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
I love this writers and ever book I have READ
What three words best describe Carolyn McCormick’s voice?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
hard to get in to