Contents really stink Apr 1, 2007
In this book you will find great and effusive descriptions of smells encountered as a byproduct of being the Medical Examiner. Each novel by this author reveals at length aspects of her job and this one will take you a long way by the nose. Beware if you have a delicate stomach because some of the means to examine the dead body are lovingly elaborated upon. All of her wonderful companions are still here; Lucy is still having relationship issues and Pete Marino is still as unhealthy as ever having an almost superhuman tolerance for all the vices. Dear readers who follow Dr Scarpetta's career might find this a bit formulaic but for an introduction to this series-well it is so good it really stinks!