"Why, you may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together- what do you get? The sum of all fears." W.Churchhill via Tom Clancy opening
This series is great! It's the Kay Scarpetta series. She's a medical examiner. Her writing does change in the 8th and 9th book I believe - it made it difficult to 'dive' into the book but it picks up again after that. I recommend it!