We enter The Last Precinct through the reverberating aftershocks of Black Notice, inconceivably finding Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta an object of suspicion - and a criminal investigation. And the nightmare perpetuated on Scarpett's doorstep continues as she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past. When a formidable prosecutor, a female assistance district attorney from New York, is brought into the case, Scarpetta must struggle to make what she knows to be the truth prevail against mounting and unnerving evidence to the contrary. Tested in every way, she turns inward to ask, "Where do you go when there is nowhere left?"
Original title: The Last Precinct
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery
- Book design by Marysarah Quinn (hardcover edition)
- To Linda Fairstein—Prosecutor. Novelist. Mentor. Best Friend. (This one's for you)
- Trivia: The Japanese translation of this book is split up into parts one and two. Also, both volumes have the title "The Last Precinct" written in English on them, but also have a Japanese title that is two characters (in Japanese) long: "Trial"