Little side plots added interest as well.
Classic Cornwell writing. Inspiring fear in the horror that people can inflict upon one another. Seeing how people sort things out and how sometimes personal feelings influence how well people do their jobs.
You do need to pay attention to the details as you read the book or you will miss clues that help you sort out who the bad guy really is. :)
Written by Patricia Cornwell.
Published by Putnam books.