|In this thrilling new instalment of Patricia Cornwell’s #1 bestselling series, chief medical examiner Dr.Kay Scarpettafinds herself a reluctant star witness in a sensational televised murder trial causing chaos in Old Town Alexandria with the threat of violent protests.|
Forensic pathologist Kay Scarpettahas just inherited one of the most notorious cases of her career. Two years ago, a former beauty queen’s body washed up on the shore of Wallops Island, Virginia. She was last seen on a boat with her fiancé, who has since been held in jail while awaiting trial.
Scarpettamust act as the expert witness for the case—an investigation previously botched by another forensic pathologist. After a gruelling cross-examination by the
prosecutor, Scarpettaleaves the court only to discover that the sister of the judge on her case has been found dead. Scarpettaultimately finds herself facing a powerful, invisible enemy who’s planning the unthinkable . . .