Dr. Kay Scarpetta
This is the book's main character who works in the field of forensic medicine.This character is the type of chief medical examiner who spends time with the family members of the deceased, taking care to explain their causes of death in understandable terms. This character is called in two weeks after the young girl's murder to help with the case. This character discovers the cause of death of the murdered girl.
This character is a typical tough policeman. This character is secretly in love with the medical examiner. As the novel opens, the reader learns that this character has recently made great strides in dealing with his/her weight issue. He/she also struggles with nicotine addiction, having recently quit smoking. This character is sexually assaulted.
This character is a former FBI agent who runs a private investigation practice called...
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