The world's bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell presents an extraordinary novel in which Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could ruin her professionally-and personally.
|Publisher:||Berkley Pub Group|
|Publish Date:||Aug 2011|
|Number of Pages:||494|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.66|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.28 x 1.1 x 7.45|
Cornwell's 18th Kay Scarpetta title, following The Scarpetta Factor (2009); simultaneous release with the Putnam Ac (1. 2 million-copy first printing); narrated for BOT by Kate Reading (Kate Burton reads the Penguin Audio edition).
The 18th installment of Cornwell's best-selling series (after The Scarpetta Factor) weaves together ghosts of Kay Scarpetta's murky military past with modern-day high-tech terrorism. Scarpetta is finishing a fellowship at Dover Air Force Base, where she spends her days dealing in dead U.S. soldiers arriving at Port Mortuary-literally a port for the dead. Meanwhile, back at the Massachusetts-based Cambridge Forensic Center (CFC), where she is the director, disaster is brewing when evidence seems to indicate that a young man may still have been alive when his body was locked up inside the CFC's cooler.
As Scarpetta begins to investigate this death, she is astounded to discover wounds inflicted by a new weapon unfamiliar to her. Scarpetta and her team soon realize that a terrifying new na no technology is being employed for evil purposes. Cornwell breathes new life into timeworn characters and captivates readers with intensive character development and a detailed plot.
Verdict: Fans of the Scarpetta series will be clamoring for this fast-paced foray into the intriguing world of forensic science and technological terrorism.
[See Prepub Alert, LJ 6/1/10.] - Amy M. Handley, Kent State Univ., Columbus, OH
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