Kay Scarpetta #12
Featuring: Nic Robillard; Kay Scarletta
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Mystery | Suspense
Blow Fly presents Scarpetta with her most challenging case
yet - and the biggest shock of her life. It also reveals a
vastly different Scarpetta than the strong and powerful
medical examiner we've seen before. The book continues with
the dramatic narrative and character developments that
began with Point of Origin, in which Scarpetta's
beloved Benton Wesley was killed, and continued through
Black Notice and The Last Precinct, in which
she grappled with the malevolent Chandonne crime family and
faced trials unlike any she'd known. Now, stripped of her
title and her power, Scarpetta has left Richmond to return
to her native Florida, where she works from her modest home
as a private consultant - while desperately trying to
overcome the paralyzing fears and emotional scars remaining
from her recent battles.
While serving as a guest lecturer at the National Forensic
Academy, Scarpetta meets Nic Robillard, a Louisiana police
officer trying to prove herself on her small town's all-
male force. Ten women have been abducted from Robillard's
region and are now presumed dead, and neither Nic nor
Scarpetta realizes that the brutal predator behind these
disappearances knows Kay and is trying to attract her
notice. At the same time, Scarpetta receives a disturbing
note from a terrifying former adversary - Jean-Paul
Chandonne, the vicious Wolfman who attempted to kill her in
her own home. Chandonne promises he'll reveal details about
his family's various criminal enterprises, but there's a
catch. He wants Scarpetta to visit him in jail and serve as
the doctor who delivers the lethal dose at his execution.
It's only when Scarpetta travels to Baton Rouge to consult
on a case involving an apparent overdose that she begins to
see the ties between these various incidents - and uncovers
a devastating personal connection to them that will
drastically change her life.
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