Trace Topics for Discussion

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Do you suppose Pogue would have become a psychotic killer if Lucy had not caused him permanent injury? Explain your position.

Scarpetta claims that she understands men like Pogue and why they are attracted to the dark side of her profession. Using examples from the text, explain what Scarpetta means by that statement.

Explain how Lucy and Scarpetta's failure to communicate prevented the case from being resolved more quickly.

Why would a man like Eise speak disrespectfully of Scarpetta in the bar with his pals and yet show obvious affection for her in the workplace?

Discuss the symbolism attached to Pogue's drawings of the hairy eyeball.

Why is a "Hollywood lifestyle" so detrimental to a woman in Lucy's position?

Benton mentions that he and Lucy have similar personality traits. In what ways are they alike?

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