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ISBN13: 9780399156397
ISBN10: 0399156399
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From the world's #1 bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel.

It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta-despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN- to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events. She is asked live on the air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead. Moments later during the same telecast, she receives a startling call-in from a former psychiatric patient of Benton Wesley's. When she returns after the show to the apartment where she and Benton live, she finds an ominous package-possibly a bomb-waiting for her at the front desk. Soon the apparent threat on Scarpetta's life finds her embroiled in a surreal plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionairess with whom Lucy seems to have shared a secret past.

Scarpetta's CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called The Scarpetta Factor. Given the bizarre events already in play, she fears that her growing fame will generate the illusion that she has a "special factor," a mythical ability to solve all her cases. She wonders if she will end up like other TV personalities: her own stereotype.

The Scarpetta Factor, the seventeenth in the series, finds the familiar cast of characters together again in New York. Marino is working for the NYPD; Benton Wesley uses his forensic psycho­logical expertise at Kirby and Bellevue; and Lucy continues to dazzle with her expertise in forensic computer investigations as she works yet another case with NY prosecutor Jaime Berger.

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"Bestseller Cornwell's solid 17th thriller to feature Dr. Kay Scarpetta (after Scarpetta) finds Scarpetta — who's the senior forensic analyst for CNN — probing the murder of a Central Park jogger as well as looking into the disappearance of Hannah Starr, a wealthy financial planner. Quizzed on-air about previously undisclosed details of the perplexing Starr case, Scarpetta realizes that the tentacles of the case reach further than she imagined. Her niece, forensic computer whiz Lucy Farinelli, has her own reasons for digging into Starr's disappearance, along with Lucy's girlfriend, New York County ADA Jaime Berger. NYPD Det. Pete Marino, another series staple, is also in the loop as a member of Berger's task force. But it's the dark past of Scarpetta's psychologist husband, Benton Wesley — particularly his presumed death in Point of Origin and shocking reappearance five years later in Blow Fly — that binds the disparate pieces together and make this one of Cornwell's stronger recent efforts." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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The indomitable Kay Scarpetta, medical examiner extraordinaire [is back] . . . When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell, who analyzes cyberspace crime as effortlessly as she walks us through cutting-edge lab technology and elucidates clinical obsession.--"New York Times Book Review."

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Forensic expert Kay Scarpetta is surrounded by familiar faces, yet traveling down the unfamiliar road of fame. A CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called "The Scarpetta Factor." But the glare of the spotlight could make Kay a target. Available in a tall Premium Edition.

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From the world's #1 bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel.

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Settling into her new life as a private forensic consultant, Kay Scarpetta agrees to investigate a cold case in Louisiana—the baffling eight-year-old murder of a woman with a history of blackouts and violent outbursts. Then she receives news that chills her to the core: Jean-Baptiste Chandonne—the vicious and unrepentant Wolfman who pursued her to her very doorstep—has asked to see her. From his cell on death row, he demands an audience with the legendary Dr. Scarpetta. With her friends and family by her side, Scarpetta tries to guess what sort of endgame this madman has in mind—how, if at all, its related to the Louisiana case—and then confronts the shock of her life: a blow that will force her to question the loyalty and trust of all she holds dear…

About the Author

Patricia Cornwell's most recent bestsellers include Red Mist, Port Mortuary, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper-Case Closed. Her earlier works include Postmortem-the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year-and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author.

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PhoneRN, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by PhoneRN)
Patricia Cornwell has done it again. I just love her Kay Scarpetta books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399156397
Author:
Cornwell, Patricia
Publisher:
Berkley
Author:
Cornwell, Patricia D.
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
A Scarpetta Novel
Series Volume:
20
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
9.62x6.50x1.89 in. 1.87 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Cornwell's solid 17th thriller to feature Dr. Kay Scarpetta (after Scarpetta) finds Scarpetta — who's the senior forensic analyst for CNN — probing the murder of a Central Park jogger as well as looking into the disappearance of Hannah Starr, a wealthy financial planner. Quizzed on-air about previously undisclosed details of the perplexing Starr case, Scarpetta realizes that the tentacles of the case reach further than she imagined. Her niece, forensic computer whiz Lucy Farinelli, has her own reasons for digging into Starr's disappearance, along with Lucy's girlfriend, New York County ADA Jaime Berger. NYPD Det. Pete Marino, another series staple, is also in the loop as a member of Berger's task force. But it's the dark past of Scarpetta's psychologist husband, Benton Wesley — particularly his presumed death in Point of Origin and shocking reappearance five years later in Blow Fly — that binds the disparate pieces together and make this one of Cornwell's stronger recent efforts." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The indomitable Kay Scarpetta, medical examiner extraordinaire [is back] . . . When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell, who analyzes cyberspace crime as effortlessly as she walks us through cutting-edge lab technology and elucidates clinical obsession.--"New York Times Book Review."
"Synopsis" by , Forensic expert Kay Scarpetta is surrounded by familiar faces, yet traveling down the unfamiliar road of fame. A CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called "The Scarpetta Factor." But the glare of the spotlight could make Kay a target. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
"Synopsis" by ,

Unabridged CDs, 11 CDs, 12 hours

Read by Kate Reading

From the world's #1 bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel.

"Synopsis" by ,
Settling into her new life as a private forensic consultant, Kay Scarpetta agrees to investigate a cold case in Louisiana—the baffling eight-year-old murder of a woman with a history of blackouts and violent outbursts. Then she receives news that chills her to the core: Jean-Baptiste Chandonne—the vicious and unrepentant Wolfman who pursued her to her very doorstep—has asked to see her. From his cell on death row, he demands an audience with the legendary Dr. Scarpetta. With her friends and family by her side, Scarpetta tries to guess what sort of endgame this madman has in mind—how, if at all, its related to the Louisiana case—and then confronts the shock of her life: a blow that will force her to question the loyalty and trust of all she holds dear…

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