(my 5th book for RIP)
Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell.
Mass Market Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Berkley;(September 4, 2012)
On her quest to find out exactly what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months before, Scarpetta drives to the Georgia Prison for Women to meet a convicted sex offender and the mother of a vicious and diabolically brilliant killer. Against the advice of her FBI criminal intelligence agent husband, Benton Wesley, Scarpetta is determined to hear this woman out.
Scarpetta has both personal and professional reasons to learn more about a string of grisly killings: the murder of a Savannah family years earlier, a young woman on death row, and then other inexplicable deaths that begin to occur at a breathtaking pace. Driven by inner forces, Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding’s death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale.
And she is the only one who can stop it.
Of the few "Scarpetta" books I have read I found this one the most enjoyed so far.
Scarpetta , while trying to find out information of her friend Jack Fielding, finds herself as a target for a possible murder.
This is a well driven mystery with a few more twists and turns throughout. Although I am thinking all of the Scarpetta books will have a lot of similarity, I am finding reading some of them is a nice change. You might want to try a few for yourself!