|Plot Summary of Point Of Origin|
Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta finds herself facing her nemesis, Carrie Grethen. Unsure of how Carrie is involved, she must probe deeper into Carrie's past which is a painful experience for Kay's neice, Lucy. A vicious murder spree camouflaged by fire brings in the FBI. The most heinous murder of all is of one of the Bureau's agents. Now, relentless as ever, Kay and her neice Lucy pursue the deranged killer and want to see her dead.
This synopsis report prepared by Tracey Ray
A horse farm in a rural area is torched by a maniacal arsonist who also left a body inside. Cue Kay Scarpetta, Virginia's chief Medical Examiner, who soon learns that her former nemesis Carrie Grethen has escaped from an upstate Psychiatric ward and is most likely involved. When someone close to Kay is murdered under the same circumstances, she must hold her head high over feelings of overwhelming loss as she concentrates on bringing the killer or killers to justice.
This synopsis report prepared by LaPierre
Kay Scarpetta and other investigators search for answers after a farmhouse is tourched and a young girl is found inside. As they search for clues they find that this may not be the first murder of this nature that has been committed. While all this is going on the deranged killer, Carrie Gretchen, escapes.
This synopsis report prepared by Kristian Herron
As Scarpetta and gang search for an arsonist, they must also deal with the return of deranged killer Carrie Grethen and her gruesome plans for vengence. A reoccurring character dies violently, and other characters come close to mental and emotional destruction.
This synopsis report prepared by Stefanie Castillo
Her best yet! Will keep you on the edge of your seat. Lucy is back in a new job, a recurring charactor is killed and Kay has a very personal interest in this case.
This synopsis report prepared by Carol Patton
When an arsonist torches a farmhouse with a dead person in side. Dr. Kay Scarpetta is called in to the scene. While trying to keep a grasp on her own life she watches a friends life go in a raging ball of fury. You will not want to put this one down.
This synopsis report prepared by Troy Buerger
|Chapter Analysis of Point Of Origin|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 23.3%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 36.7%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 26.7%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 13.3%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Story partially from villain's perspective
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- chronically deranged person
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- character killed during/after sexing
- Big focus on forensic evidence
- Big focus on autopsies
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- government investigator
- Mid-Atlantic states
- scientific labs
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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