Bit of a slow burner this one. Really dragged to begin with, then finished suddenly.
It follows on directly from Black Notice and I guess it's notable for the major change in Scarpetta, namealy that she decides to quit her job (as she's under suspicion of the murder of the police chief from Black Notice).
I couldn't understand one or two things - like if she was under suspicion why did people let her go back to the scene of the crime? Keep investigating into it, or the chandonne crimes, as it became clear that things were linked up.
I did get frustrated with her deep self pity (how can all this possibly be happening to me - I'm a good person), but at least she really finally felt the grief of losing Benton (even though she now has the belief that he cheated on her).
All in all, it was OK, but not as good as the early Scarpetta books.