When convicted killer Ronnie Joe Waddell is executed in
Virginia's electric chair, he becomes what should be a routine
postmortem case for Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. But
after Waddell's execution, the murders continue, as everyone
connected to him begins to die-including a member of Scarpetta's
staff. Then, when crucial records begin to disappear from her
files, Scarpetta comes under fire for incompetence. Caught in a web
of political intrigue, betrayed by those she trusted, Scarpetta
must fight to free herself from murderous insinuations-and threats
to her own life, To save her career, Scarpetta soon finds herself
retracing Waddell's bloody footprints, following a trail that might
lead to long-hidden secrets deep within the state government.
Either the truth will set her free-or unleash upon her a punishment
both cruel and unusual.
Preformed by C.J. Critt