Sentenced to prison for the rest of her natural life, Clymene O'Riley is a beautiful, clever, cold blooded killer that forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon knows cannot be trusted. Diane supplied the forensic evidence that put Clymene in prison for one murder, with implications that she may have left a veritable graveyard of dead men in her wake. So what is Diane to do when Clymene reaches out from prison to her with a plea for help, and FBI profiler Ross Kingsley urges Diane on?
The answer leaves Diane the prime suspect in a bloody murder and puts her in the path of an angry killer who wants her dead. Not even her haven at the River Trail Museum of Natural History is safe as a scandal over possession of stolen Egyptian artifacts threatens to turn Diane out in the street.
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Clymene O'Riley is in prison for murdering her husband. The authorities think she is a black widow and has killed others, but they haven't been able to prove it.

Diane Fallon is in charge of the Rosewood, GA, crime lab as a forensic anthropologist as well as director of the River Trail Museum of Natural History. Actually the two jobs work well together.

Clymene is a manipulator and very smart. She asks to speak to Diane. FBI Profiler Ross Kingsley talks Diane into seeing her.

In the meantime museum assistant director Kendal Williams is under scrutiny, along with the museum, due to a report in a local newspaper that she knowingly purchased stolen artifacts. The rumors could destroy her career.

Clymene escapes from prison and is believed to have been murdered. Diane becomes the prime suspect.

Can she and her crime lab staff discover the identity of the real killer? Can Diane also help clear up the reputation of the museum and Kendal?

I absolutely love this series. Diane is such a great character. No matter whether she's caving or investigating, or working in the museum. I devour these books and can't wait for the next one.

The author does such a fabulous job plotting them out. I always have a terrible time trying to put the book down. I just have to keep reading to find out who did it and how.

I highly recommend this book and series.

Dawn Dowdle