When Dr. Kay Scarpetta, freelancing from South Florida, returns to Richmond, Virginia, at the request of the recently appointed Chief Medical Examiner, who claims that he needs her help to solve a crime, she finds that nothing is as she left it: Her former lab is being demolished; the chief isn't really the one who requested her; her former assistant chief has personal problems that he refuses to reveal; and a glamorous FBI agent meddles with the case. Without the assistance of her colleagues Benton and Lucy, who are busy in what first appears to be an unrelated attempted rape by a stalker, Scarpetta must solve the death of a 14-year-old girl. All she has to go by are the smallest pieces of evidence and twisting leads and details that will reveal the sad truth that might be more that she can bear.
Trace: a Scarpetta Novel
Took this book on vacation - it's great. Lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing what is going to happen next. Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a good mystery.
Narrator a downgrade
Book is good, but narrator must have some kind of oral corrective device because has an obvious and rather annoying lisp. If you can ignore it, the story is good.
Trace: a Scarpetta Novel (Unabridged)
Volume is low and cannot be adjusted enough. Purchased to listen to during vacation traveling and gave up hearing it. All my other books are great but just cannot hear this one clearly. Would not recommend purchasing this copy. It is a shame because I think it is a great book!