Postmortem - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Scarpetta is distracted by the computer break in and has a hard time concentrating. The doctor wanders into the serology lab where she meets Betty, the chief serologist. Betty is a long timer at the medical examiner's office and has seen it all. While Betty relays details of the samples being sent to the New York lab, Scarpetta's mind keeps straying back to the hacking attempt.

Evidence, albeit circumstantial, keeps mounting against Matt Petersen. Scarpetta dreads Marino's reaction, a sort of "I told you so" sneer as well as gloating openly. The murder weapon has Petersen's prints all over it, which could be explained by the fact that Petersen owned the knife. But the presence of the fingerprints and the sparkly white substance are too much of a coincidence. Scarpetta's visit to the tool marks and firearms lab doesn't clear up any of...

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