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Cruel & Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
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Every character in books, TV shows, and movies who works in any area of law enforcement seems to have at least one storyline where he/she is in danger of losing his/her job. Kay Scarpetta takes her turn in Cruel and Unusual, the best of this series so far. Though I was a bit thrown off at the beginning when the unfortunate "off-screen" fate of Kay's former lover, Mark, was revealed, once I got past that, there was a lot to enjoy in this book: the visit from Kay's niece, Lucy, whose knowledge of UNIX helps to sort out a computer security issue; the dialogue between Kay and police officer Pete Marino; the many twists and turns involving the execution of a death row inmate and the murder of a teenage boy; and the suspense over whether Kay will or will not be framed and fired from her position as Chief Medical Examiner. I like this series more and more as I get further into it, and I was so sorry to see this book end, that I've already started the next one.
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Reading Progress

November 11, 2018 – Shelved
November 11, 2018 – Shelved as: paperback-tbr
January 19, 2019 – Started Reading
January 19, 2019 –
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January 21, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
January 21, 2019 – Shelved as: challenge-cloak-and-dagger
January 21, 2019 – Shelved as: challenge-mount-tbr
January 21, 2019 – Shelved as: challenge-rmfao-audiobooks
January 21, 2019 – Finished Reading

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