Postmortem - Chapters 10-11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 10-11 Summary

Scarpetta learns that the only fingerprints on Lori Petersen's card belong to her. There are smudges that suggest someone else may have handled the folder, but the fact offers little consolation. Theories are tossed around between Scarpetta and Vander.

Also present on Lori Petersen's folder is the glittery residue that has been found on all four victims. It is discovered that the same glittery residue is found in the hand washing detergent used throughout the morgue and offices. Borax seems to have the same properties as the residue but proving that the detergent is the residue may be impossible.

Kay begins to think of the people who had access to the files. Other than Scarpetta, Wingo, and Betty, the only people outside the staff to have access were Amburgey, Tanner, and Bill. Scarpetta doesn't want to suspect Bill of being involved...

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