Scarpetta is freelancing in Florida, and there is a possible connection between a murder in Florida and a murder back in her old haunt, Richmond. Plus there may be a link between this and murders in a Christmas shop – murders which were never found, but a subject Benton is studying for his Predator project has confessed to. Meanwhile, all of their progress is being leaked and dissent between the group is rife.
I didn’t mind this as a Scarpetta. It’s fine – the murders are grizzly, but a lot of the personal interactions are a bit… repetitive? Boring? Perhaps it is that I want the characters to change, but how much do we really change?