Synopses & Reviews
Under the leafy cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster moves undetected, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta senses the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer a "Mr.Nobody"whose signatures offer precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she must call on the latest advances in forensic research to have a chance at unmasking the maniac. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it's being sabotaged from withinand someone wants her dead.
Cornwell's gift for combining cutting-edge criminology with nerve-shattering suspense makes this thriller a true modem classic. This reissue ties in to the mass market publication of Black Notice (Berkley Books) this month.
About the Author
Patricia Cornwell is an award-winning former police reporter who spent time working both as an employee of the Virginia Chief Medical Examiner's Office and as a volunteer police officer. Her novel, Postmortem, was the first novel ever to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony Macavity, and French Prix du Roman d'Aventure awards in one year. She has followed up with seven other bestselling novels featuring Kay Scarpetta. Ms. Cornwell is also the author of A Time for Remembering, a biography of Ruth Bell Graham, wife of evangelist Billy Graham, and a forthcoming children's book, Life's Little Fable. She lives in Richmond and New York City.