2007: #29 – From Potter's Field (Patricia Cornwell)

Book #29 was From Potter’s Field, the 6th book in Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta series. The back of the book reads:

An unidentified nude female sits propped against a fountain in Central Park. There are no signs of struggle. When Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her colleagues Benton Wesley and Pete Marino arrive on the scene, they instantly recognize the signature of serial killer Temple Brooks Gault. Scarpetta, on assignment with the FBI, visits the New York City morgue on Christmas morning, where she must use her forensic expertise to give a name to the nameless–a difficult task. But as she sorts through conflicting forensic clues, Gault claims his next victim. He has infiltrated the FBI’s top secret artificial-intelligence system developed by Scarpetta’s niece, and sends taunting messages as his butchery continues, moving terrifyingly closer to Scarpetta herself.

I started this series near the end and then went back to the beginning. I think that if I had started at the beginning I would have given it up by now. This series is merely “meh” for me. The storylines are entertaining enough, but it seems like the last few books have just been major downers. Everyone is so unhappy all the time. Every single one of them! I’m not sure I can take all the melancholy.

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