Scarpetta, Patricia Cornwell
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Scarpetta

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Series: A Scarpetta Novel

Narrator: Kate Reading

Abridged: 5 hr 49 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 12/02/2008

Genre: Fiction - Suspense

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View our feature on Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta.

From America’s #1 bestselling crime writers comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel.

Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk—and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard.

The injuries, he says, were sustained in the course of a murder . . . that he did not commit. Is Bane a criminally insane stalker who has fixed on Scarpetta? Or is his paranoid tale true, and it is he who is being spied on, followed and stalked by the actual killer? The one thing Scarpetta knows for certain is that a woman has been tortured and murdered—and more violent deaths will follow. Gradually, an inexplicable and horrifying truth emerges: Whoever is committing the crimes knows where his prey is at all times. Is it a person, a government? And what is the connection between the victims?

In the days that follow, Scarpetta; her forensic psychologist husband, Benton Wesley; and her niece, Lucy, who has recently formed her own forensic computer investigation firm in New York, will undertake a harrowing chase through cyberspace and the all-too-real streets of the city—an odyssey that will take them at once to places they never knew, and much, much too close to home.

Throughout, Cornwell delivers shocking twists and turns, and the kind of cutting-edge technology that only she can provide. Once again, she proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall.

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About the Author

Patricia Cornwell is a Miami born, contemporary crime novelist. Her books usually feature the heroine Dr. Kay Scarpetta, who is a medical examiner. After a way sad childhood, Cornwall graduated from Davidson College with a degree in English. She wrote a biography of a family friend entitled, “A Time for Remembering”, then renamed “Ruth, A Portrait: The Story of Ruth Bell Graham” in 1983. After working in a Virginia medical examiners for six years, she wrote the first installment of her “Scarpetta” series entitled “Postmortem”. Her six year job was valuable in including a lot of forensic science details in her “Scarpetta” series. Her novels are considered to have influenced the creation of the TV series on forensics such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Cold Case. In the same vein Cornwell made a brief appearance on the Criminal Minds episode “True Genius”, as herself.

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AudiobooksNow review by Barbara on 2007-08-13 17:14:19

Patricia cornwell is back to her usual skillful suspense and technical crime-solving involving the original characters she became so famous with. A good yarn!

AudiobooksNow review by Earline on 2008-01-04 22:50:55

Love Patricia's charactor of Eve, hate to see the story come to an end. One of the few mystery, detective writers that keep my guessing.

AudiobooksNow review by Tammy on 2007-08-01 15:39:27

Not as good as her other books. It jumped around alot. Still enjoy her books.

AudiobooksNow review by P L on 2007-08-14 00:30:25

Disapppointing novel...not put together well......can't recommend it. ;o(((((

AudiobooksNow review by Katherine on 2007-11-30 05:29:14

Not as intriguing as her others. The information on forensics is still an ear catcher though.

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