Kay Scarpetta has arranged to meet an inmate at the high-security Georgia Prison for Women. The prisoner is a convicted sex offender and the mother of a vicious and diabolically brilliant killer.
Against advice, Scarpetta is determined to hear this woman out - she believes she may hold some answers to the murder of her former deputy. But soon she finds connections to a string of grisly killings, including the slaughter of a Savannah family years earlier. She can see a pattern to these killings, but who is behind them and why?
As she learns more, Scarpetta is compelled to conclude that this is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it...
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I always enjoy reading Cornwell and Kay always comes to life, however, Benton and Lucy seemed like side bars and not full characters in this one. Marino just kind of disappears and even when present it's not like he is fully present. This is disappointing and it seemed like 'filler' and not part of the story. I knew early on that there was a twin and that the twins were in cahoots and that would have been an interesting development if there was more in the now kind of action with them both.The prison warden is out in limbo as well.. another potential for some treacherous interaction that never came to pass. So while I would read to the end because I like Kay herself and even if just reading like a journal entry I still enjoy reading about her ..but this one was disappointing. If I had not followed the Scarpetta files I would not have been able to develop any kind of tension or feeling for anyone but Kay and even that would have been shallow.
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