C.J. Critt has won critical acclaim for her accomplishments in a broad range of the arts. She is an actress, director, poet, playwright, and performance artist. She has appeared on Broadway stages, local radio programs, and in national television commercials. Listeners know Critt by her smooth, polished voice and spirited performances. Critics praise the strength and vitality she brings to a wide variety of characters. According to Kliatt, "She narrates with verve, stays true to the context of the story, and provides her characters with subtle but distinct voices."
When an eleven-year-old girl is found murdered, Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia, gets another chance at stopping one of the most heartless and horrifying serial killers of her career: the demented Temple Gault.