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This New Year's Eve marks the end of a life-and the beginning of a nightmare for Kay Scarpetta.

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New Year's Eve and the final chapter of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War takes Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta 30 feet below the Elizabeth River's icy surface. Ted Eddings, an investigative reporter who was a favorite at the medical Examiner's office, has died while scuba diving. Was Eddings probing the frigid depths of the river for sunken trinkets or was he after a story.

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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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Katherine Stuart, January 15, 2009 (view all comments by Katherine Stuart)
It was an ok afternoon read, but lacked cohesive style. Her intro discusses her fear of scuba diving, but the one scene in the book about scuba diving was bland and unimpressive. She goes a little overboard with the descriptions of food and cooking in the first couple of chapters and then abandons the topic. I don’t know how much of the relationship stuff is part of the series so that part may have been fine, but I felt just a touch lost – especially some of the stuff with her niece. I felt the whole book overall was anti-climatic. Not enough build up of the suspense at the right times. It made the story less than believable.
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kygolfers637, May 2, 2008 (view all comments by kygolfers637)
One of Scarpetta’s favorite reporters is dead and she must investigate his death. Why was he in the river at the old Navy yard? Cornwell can give you all the forensics that most people do not have in their background. Here she takes you underwater to remove the body of the reporter. This is one of her better books. Read it, you will like it. By Ruth Thompson author of “The Bluegrass Dream” and “Natchez Above The River”

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425158616
Author:
Cornwell, Patricia
Publisher:
Berkley
Author:
Marx
Author:
Cornwell, Patricia D.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Scarpetta, kay (fictitious character)
Subject:
Medical novels
Subject:
Women detectives -- Virginia -- Fiction.
Subject:
Medical examiners
Subject:
Scarpetta, Kay
Subject:
Fiction-Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Fiction-Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Publication Date:
19970901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.7 x 4.26 x 1 in 0.39 lb

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"Synopsis" by , New Year's Eve and the final chapter of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War takes Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta 30 feet below the Elizabeth River's icy surface. Ted Eddings, an investigative reporter who was a favorite at the medical Examiner's office, has died while scuba diving. Was Eddings probing the frigid depths of the river for sunken trinkets or was he after a story.
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