The new Murder Squad at Scotland Yard was formed after the Yard failed to capture Jack the Ripper. Then one of their own is murdered, and Walter Day, teams up with a forensic pathologist.
Eleven short stories in a matchup of fiction and thriller writers — a man and a woman pairing — revolving around a blend of the main characters in each pair of authors’ series.
Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s inept replacement in Virginia grudgingly asks her for help to solve a troublesome death. Meanwhile Benton and Lucy have their own stalker issues.
Detectives John May and Arthur Bryant are one mistake away from being shut down. When the elderly sister of Bryant’s friend is found dead in the basement of her decrepit house, they are on the verge of making exactly that mistake.
Dr. Kay Scarpetta is the forensic expert for a TV show, but the glare of the spotlight makes Kay a target for the very killers she would put behind bars.