Synopses & Reviews
When Kay Scarpetta arrives in Richmond to investigate the death of a 14-year-old girl, she finds neither a working lab nor a support staff. Because her colleagues are embroiled an apparently unrelated rape case, Scarpetta is left alone to decode traces of evidence too small to identify except by the most thorough hunters. She follows twisting leads and strange details in order to find testimony from the dead and reveal an unbearably sad truth.
Now freelancing from south Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia, the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Investigating the death of a young girl, 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.