1. Describe Dr. Kerrison.
Dr. Kerrison is a pathologist, serving on an as-needed basis for the local police department. He wishes to receive an appointment as the Home Office Pathologist, which would give him security and prestige. Kerrison is almost forty-five, in the middle of a divorce and child-custody battle, and is worried that he will be let go as the forensic pathologist if they hire someone else as the home office pathologist. He believes his work as a forensic pathologist is the only thing at which he excels. Kerrison is viewed as a very capable and careful pathologist who always holds up well on the witness stand in court cases.
2. Why is Dr. Kerrison leaving his home in the middle of the night and what is his biggest concern?
Dr. Kerrison is being summoned to a murder scene. A young woman has been strangled in a clunch field. Dr. Kerrison is the forensic pathologist and his biggest concern is not waking up his daughter Nell as he prepares to go to the murder scene.
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