Scarpetta is called to a fire on the property of a very wealthy horse trainer. Many horses have died, and the body of a woman is discovered inside the house. But neither Scarpetta nor the ATF officers, including her niece, Lucy, can figure out where the point of origin of the fire was. Gradually, other similar cases are discovered, and on top of this, there has been communication from a serial killer that Lucy had had a relationship before she was discovered and locked up.
Loved it. So much intrigue, some red herrings. There are some hard things to read in a book of its time, in particular Scarpetta’s attitude to Lucy being gay, and I’m hoping that this improves as the books go on.