Thursday, March 3, 2011

Book #14

Port Mortuary, by Patricia Cornwell. Unabridged audio. I am a big fan of this series, and yes, there have been some bumps along the way, but I think they have generally stayed strong throughout. And this one is no exception.

Scarpetta is up in Massachusetts now, working for the state, and her past ties to the military are coming home to roost, as are some of her bad professional decisions. One of the strengths of the series is that the characters change and grow, choices have consequences, and she portrays lives moving on. I feel that in the 15 years I've been reading about her characters, they have all grown 15 years older.

The specific case in this novel involves Scarpetta's assistant, Fielding, and delves into some of the darker aspects of his past. There is military high-tech stuff, a plot that twists and turns, good suspense, and a satisfying conclusion.

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