Postmortem - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

Scarpetta returns home to find Bertha waiting for her on the doorstep. Bertha warns Kay that Lucy has had a terrible day. When Kay sees Lucy, it is apparent that Lucy is angry and sullen. Kay tries to talk to Lucy but the conversation turns sour. Kay realizes that taking the modem out of her office was an insult to Lucy. Lucy is hurt because Kay removed the modem and didn't explain. Lucy knew where the modem is hidden and shocks Kay by saying it is in the closet next to Kay's .38. Lucy says that her mother's old boyfriend used to let remove the bullets from his gun and let her play with it. Kay is horrified.

Kay explains to Lucy about the break-in at her office and how the information that was leaked is very sensitive. Lucy is angry that Kay suspects...

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