In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning-except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center's director and chief, decides at the scene that this is no accidental Act of God.
Cyberbullying -- Fiction.
Forensic pathologists -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Nieces -- Fiction.
Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Women pathologists -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.