In the eleventh Scarpetta novel, chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta is under a grand jury investigation for murder.
Physically and psychologically bruised by her encounter with the killer Chandonne, Dr. Kay Scarpetta must leave her home in the hands of the police team investigating the attack. She finds shelter with an old friend, Anna Zenner, but it is not the haven of security she needs when she discovers that Anna has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury investigating Kay for murder. She knows she is being framed, and she knows she can’t trust anyone.
Meanwhile, it appears that Chandonne killed a woman in New York before his murderous spree in Virginia. But when Scarpetta looks more closely into the case with New York prosecutor Jaime Berger, proof of his guilt is far from certain—in fact she begins to believe that he may not be the perpetrator of any of the crimes he is accused of. As she follows the forensic trail to the real killer, she gradually realizes that someone has been spinning a web for years with the aim of entrapping her. Who is it, and why are they so desperate to be rid of her? Download and start listening now!