Postmortem - Chapters 4-5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 4-5 Summary

Marino arrives at the lab and presents Scarpetta with Matt Petersen's fingerprint card. Scarpetta is glad to have the card even if Petersen's fingerprints have already been matched. One thing that bothers Scarpetta is why Petersen's fingerprints are already in the system. Was Petersen involved in a crime? Vander suggests there may be other reasons; for example, Petersen may have applied for a taxi license in the past.

Marino and Scarpetta go to the doctor's office to discuss the interview with Matt Petersen. The interview is lengthy and Marino presents Scarpetta with two micro cassette tapes that contain the bulk of the interview. It's obvious that Marino suspects Petersen. Scarpetta agrees that there is something wrong but is convinced that Petersen did not murder his wife.

The interview details Matt Petersen's first meeting with Lori at a Harvard party. Marino asks...

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