Cause of Death: Forensic Files of a Medical Examiner
, 2007 - Law
- 338 pages
The body of a woman floats to the surface of a lake with sixty pounds of cinder block and chain attached to her legs. Her killer faces the death penalty if the prosecution can answer one question: Did she drown? A worker for the only U.S. plant licensed to produce anthrax dies, the victim of a heart attack. But what caused his heart to stop beating?
Follow veteran medical examiner Dr. Stephen D. Cohle into the world of forensic pathology, as he solves these and many other cases. Written from an insiderís view, Cause of Death puts the reader behind Dr. Cohleís shoulder while he examines each victim. The cases range from exotic murder mysteries ripe for a CSI episode to everyday casualties of heart attacks and car accidents. Every victim, though, has a story to tell.
Enter a real-life morgue with its strange sights, sounds, and smells, and watch a forensic mastermind as he unravels each victimís cause of death.