Read by Kate Burton
When convicted killer Ronnie Joe Wandell is executed in Virginia's electric chair, he becomes what should be a routine postmortem case for the Chief Medical examiner, Dr Kay Scarpetta. But after Waddell's execution, the murders continue, as everyone connected to him begins to die - including one of Scarpetta's staff. When crucial records disappear from her files, Scarpetta comes under fire for incompetence. Caught in a web of political intrigue, betrayed by those she trusted, Scarpetta must fight to free herself from murderous insinuations - and threats to her own life.