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This is the book, I would say, where the characters complete their transformation from interesting people with issues you can relate to, to characters who are doing things that are so screwed up you don t even want to watch any And now I remember why I stopped reading this series. (((Download Pdf))) ☞ Trace ↡ Dr Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing from South Florida, returns to the city that turned its back on her five years ago Richmond, Virginia s recently appointed chief medical examiner claims that he needs Scarpetta s help to solve a perplexing crime When she arrives, however, Scarpetta finds that nothing is as she expected Her former lab is in the final stages of demolition the inept chief isn t the one who requested her after all her old assistant chief has developed personal problems that he won t reveal and a glamorous FBI agent, whom Scarpetta dislikes instantly, meddles with the caseDeprived of assistance from colleagues Benton and Lucy, who are embroiled in what appears to be an unrelated attempted rape by a stalker, Scarpetta is faced with investigating the death of a fourteen year old girl, working with the smallest pieces of evidence traces that only the most thorough hunters can identify She must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak and to reveal the sad truth that may be than even she can bear Although I m a big fan of Cornwell s Scarpetta series I had great trouble getting into this book.Scarpetta goes back to Richmond after 5 years to help solve the case of a young girl found dead in her bed She is called by the new Medical Examiner who reveals himself to be a less than competent man with a few skeletons in his closet At the same time Benton is in Aspen trying to help a member of Lucy s team who was attacked in Lucy s house, having had to cancel the vacation plans he had with Scar Although I m a big fan of Cornwell s Scarpetta series I had great trouble getting into this book.Scarpetta goes back to Richmond after 5 years to help solve the case of a young girl found dead in her bed She is called by the new Medical Examiner who reveals himself to be a less than competent man with a few skeletons in his closet At the same time Benton is in Aspen trying to help a member of Lucy s team who was attacked in Lucy s house, having had to cancel the vacation plans he had with Scarpetta.I think my main problem with this book is one that I have been feeling in the last books I read in this series What I enjoyed the most was Kay s observations about life and people, her private life details like cooking or choosing the right wine, it gave the books a sort of an intimist feeling that I enjoyed very much, unfortunately that is absent here.Then I never quite understood about the new medical Examiner Dr Joel Marcus what s his agenda, what is he hiding There s some build up regarding his character in the beginning but then nothing And Lucy keeps getting into to trouble and trusting loving the wrong people I have some trouble believing someone as smart as her, that has already been burned once by a sociopath lover would fall for that again And asking Benton to solve her problems for her I m a bit annoyed with the Benton character, he is supposedly in love with Kay but he has pretended to be dead for a number of years leaving her to mourn and now he cancels a vacation to spend his time trying to help someone less than worthy, it seems everyone is important except for Scarpetta.And the mystery about who was behind those deaths was a bit lost in the middle of all this I never did understand the murder s motivation and there were too many loose ends that seemed to be important and were never tied up at the end A C What is up with Patricia Cornwell Her last book, Blow Fly , sucked and this was not much better Same problems as the last huge unexplained plot holes, third person perspective, undeveloped minor characters And what s worse, the last book ended with a cliff hanger that she ignored in this one and she just started a different track Very Irritating Her books used to be really tight with no holes, everything wrapped up nice and neat, and she always continued the story line until the bad guy What is up with Patricia Cornwell Her last book, Blow Fly , sucked and this was not much better Same problems as the last huge unexplained plot holes, third person perspective, undeveloped minor characters And what s worse, the last book ended with a cliff hanger that she ignored in this one and she just started a different track Very Irritating Her books used to be really tight with no holes, everything wrapped up nice and neat, and she always continued the story line until the bad guy was dead After the last one I said I was done with this author, but then I got sick and needed something easy and diverting to read in bed, but it still pissed me off I hope she gets back on her game because she s not even good enough for a sick day any Throw some sexual deviation and a few murders in there and I guess you ll have something that can sell, even if it s not worth writing The killer this time is Edgar Allan Pogue, tragically child like, suffering from familial trauma, like a thousand other postmodern murderers Cornwell s insistence on present tense narrative is grating, and the ridiculous self gratification of her main protagonist always being right and slighted anyway is done without humility or charm The book is as bleak as a Throw some sexual deviation and a few murders in there and I guess you ll have something that can sell, even if it s not worth writing The killer this time is Edgar Allan Pogue, tragically child like, suffering from familial trauma, like a thousand other postmodern murderers Cornwell s insistence on present tense narrative is grating, and the ridiculous self gratification of her main protagonist always being right and slighted anyway is done without humility or charm The book is as bleak as a chalk outline on a sidewalk, butself indulgent First read March 2006Re Read July August 2017The plot Cornwell weaves two separate plots together in Trace The first is from the perspective of Kay Scarpetta as she is called back to her old office in Virginia to help out on a case that the current chief medical examiner doesn t want to deal with A fourteen year old girl named Gilly Paulsson is found dead in her bed with no obvious signs for the cause of death.The second plot is from the perspective of Kay s niece Lucy, who has called Bento First read March 2006Re Read July August 2017The plot Cornwell weaves two separate plots together in Trace The first is from the perspective of Kay Scarpetta as she is called back to her old office in Virginia to help out on a case that the current chief medical examiner doesn t want to deal with A fourteen year old girl named Gilly Paulsson is found dead in her bed with no obvious signs for the cause of death.The second plot is from the perspective of Kay s niece Lucy, who has called Benton to help with an attack that occurred at her home, where her work colleague lover Henri was assaulted by an intruder.I really enjoyed re reading Trace The third person present tense style of writing was a little disconcerting at first, but I quickly got used to it and began to enjoy the story I liked the way the plotlines tied together and I still really enjoy reading about the lives of Kay Scarpetta, Benton, Lucy and Marino and everything they go through.Rating 4 5 stars I love the Scarpetta character, which is based on a real medical examiner Generally, Cornwell produces the Scarpetta books with taut and compelling writing But in this novel, the characters have become caricatures of themselves Marino isunpleasant than usual As a former detective, he is a useful foil and clearly in love with the lovely Kay Scarpetta, but became unacceptably irascible and unlikable in this book.I know authors can t hit a home run with every book, especially in a long ru I love the Scarpetta character, which is based on a real medical examiner Generally, Cornwell produces the Scarpetta books with taut and compelling writing But in this novel, the characters have become caricatures of themselves Marino isunpleasant than usual As a former detective, he is a useful foil and clearly in love with the lovely Kay Scarpetta, but became unacceptably irascible and unlikable in this book.I know authors can t hit a home run with every book, especially in a long running series with a character most readers probably think they actually know But this book wasn t even a dribbling in field single.If this had been the first book I read by Cornwell, it would also be the last OH MY GOD PLEASE STOP BOOHOOING ABOUT YOURSELF The entire tone of this book was just so pity party that I couldn t even finish it I had to put it down about a third of the way through Where did the strong woman, who valued her mind and knew her capabilities go I understand character developement, but why must the protagonist be such a WIMP Kay Scarpetta 13 The now freelance team of The Last Precinct, sees the series continue to be in a better position This volume sees the team investigating a serial killer who s primary target is one of the team 5 out of 12. I just don t know This is the second Scarpetta book I have read admittedly out of order , and there s something I m just not getting.This one begins promisingly enough, with Kay and detective Pete Marino heading back to Virginia to help solve the mysterious death of a 14 year old girl We meet some creepy people the new chief medical examiner, for one, and our real bad guy, Edgar Allen Pogue Trace centers around trace evidence found at three seemingly unrelated crime scenes One of these, I just don t know This is the second Scarpetta book I have read admittedly out of order , and there s something I m just not getting.This one begins promisingly enough, with Kay and detective Pete Marino heading back to Virginia to help solve the mysterious death of a 14 year old girl We meet some creepy people the new chief medical examiner, for one, and our real bad guy, Edgar Allen Pogue Trace centers around trace evidence found at three seemingly unrelated crime scenes One of these, of course, involves Kay s niece Lucy Lucy has a wicked intellect and is about as self absorbed and destructive as a PMSing teenager The story surrounding the crimes is actually pretty good but there is too much distraction for this to be a really good book The CME is thrown in as kind of a red herring he has some skeletons in his closet, but we never reslove anything with him You can feel Kay and Benton her, what Boyfriend Husband I m not sure what he is at this point struggling to bury their hurtful past, but no one talks about it and there is no confrontation Some opportunities for real drama are just skated over.I ve heard the earlier Scarpetta novels are better, but I think I m done