On Sale: November 15, 2016
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Suspense | Thriller
In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day,
twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding
her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was
struck by lightning—except the weather is perfectly clear
with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge
Forensic Center’s director and chief, decides at the scene
that this is no accidental Act of God.
Her investigation becomes complicated when she begins
receiving a flurry of bizarre poems from an anonymous
cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie. Though
subsequent lab results support Scarpetta’s conclusions, the
threatening messages don’t stop. When the tenth poem arrives
exactly twenty-four hours after Elisa’s death, Scarpetta
begins to suspect the harasser is involved, and sounds the
alarm to her investigative partner Pete Marino and her
husband, FBI analyst Benton Wesley.
She also enlists the help of her niece Lucy. But to
Scarpetta’s surprise, tracking the slippery Tailend Charlie
is nearly impossible, even for someone as brilliant as her
niece. Also, Lucy can’t explain how this anonymous nemesis
could have access to private information. To make matters
worse, a venomous media is whipping the public into a
frenzy, questioning the seasoned forensics chief’s judgment
and “a quack cause of death on a par with spontaneous
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