This is why I get Cornwell's books from the library and why I quit buying them. I am a sucker.
I'm sincerely disappointed in the Scarpetta series now. I spend more time angry at Lucy and Benton and Marino, people who shouldn't even exist in the Scarpetta sphere. They do nothing but keep secrets, be evasive and annoying.
I miss the Scarpetta of old, I miss the medical examiner, I miss the forensics.
This one started off with a decent plot, a decent mystery. Then it just fell apart by pulling in characters (who I still don't care about) from the past. There was no wrap up. There was, I guess, supposed to be a showdown that literally took 1 page and then *poof* we're in the future with no resolution.
*waving white flag*
I give up.