agreed. and then the lucy thing just got to be waaaay too much. with everyone hating her for being smart. and flying a helicopter and being a multimillionaire at like....25. i dont even know what happened with her medical stuff. last one i read was when scarpetta found out from benton wesley that he knew and they were keeping it from her. thats when i said 'what about the mystery, autopsies and murder investigations? since when did this become a soap opera?' so i stopped reading them.