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This dazzling thriller pits Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta against greater odds than ever before.

Convicted serial killer Carrie Grethen has escaped from a psychiatric hospital with plans for revenge. Wary and shaken, Scarpetta also has to investigate the death by fire of an unknown woman. The postmortem reveals that the woman was stabbed before the fire was started, and soon Scarpetta and her colleagues are called out to the scene of another fire and another murder.

When her lover Benton Wesley disappears while following up a tip-off, Scarpetta, with sudden appalling clarity, sees that Carrie has set up a scenario in which she has the upper hand and can manipulate them all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Perhaps the bleakest—and the best—of Cornwell’s novels; its denouement is painful and shocking, but it has the unmistakable taste of reality.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Cornwell fans who relish her Kay Scarpetta stories for the postmortem findings will welcome this tale of twisted minds and the gory havoc they cause.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Contains many of the characteristics of Cornwell‘s best Scarpetta novels—well-drawn characters, nail-biting suspense, and shocking plot twists.”

    Library Journal

  • “The mistress of psychological thrillers has dished up one of her scariest, darkest, most diabolical stories yet.”


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