The first novel featuring
Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta from the #1 bestselling author of
Black Notice and Point of Origin
Winner of the Edgar Award and
the Macavity Award for best first mystery
Four women with nothing in common, united only in death.
Four brutalized victims of a brilliant monster - a "Mr. Nobody",
moving undetected through a paralyzed city, leaving behind a
gruesome trail of carnage . . . but few clues. With skilled
hands, an unerring eye, and the latest advances in forensic
research, an unrelenting female medical examiner - Kay Scarpetta -
is determined to unmask a maniac. But someone is trying to
sabotage Kay's investigation from the inside. And worse yet,
someone wants her dead . . .