Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell
I was unaware that this is one of several of Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta novels. Kay Scarpetta being a Chief Medical Examiner. This book is a mixture of action sequences and forensic sequences. I much prefer the action to the forensics. The story begins with finding the remains of a stowaway in a cargo ship and takes the reader on an adventure filled with intrigue as Kay Scarpetta works with her cohort to solve the mystery.