From Potter's Field Book Summary and Study Guide

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When a young woman is murdered and propped up against a fountain in a New York park, Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects based on the similar M.O. that it is the handiwork of Temple Brooks Gault, a serial killer who has eluded capture for years. Along with Pete Marino, Benton Wesley and her niece Lucy, Scarpetta travels to New York with the hopes of apprehending Gault. The book ends dramatically with a final desperate confrontation deep within the bowels of the New York subway system.
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The review of this Book prepared by LaPierre

Temple Gault is at it again traveling between New York and Virginia. He is killing and presenting Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta with these gifts. Having access to CAIN allows him to stay one step ahead of the cops and the ability to taunt them with sadistic messages. Kay's neice Lucy, gets one step ahead of him and helps the FBI track him down where the show-down begins.
The review of this Book prepared by Tracey Ray

Gault is back and in a mean way. This book seems more obvious, but don't be fooled... there are definitely surprises in store for the reader. This is a scary one.
The review of this Book prepared by Carol Patton

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Plot & Themes

Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Mid-Atlantic states City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   biology/medical Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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