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The Bone Bed (Scarpetta Novel)

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ISBN13: 9780399157561
ISBN10: 0399157565
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A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why. But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist's disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.

When she turns to those around her, Scarpetta finds that the danger and suspicion have penetrated even her closest circles. Her niece Lucy speaks in riddles. Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI forensic psychologist and husband, Benton Wesley, have secrets of their own. Feeling alone and betrayed, Scarpetta is tempted by someone from her past as she tracks a killer both cunning and cruel.

This is Kay Scarpetta as you have never seen her before. The Bone Bed is a must read for any fan of this series, or an ideal starting point for new readers.

Review:

“When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell.” The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

In Alberta, Canada, an eminent paleontologist disappears from a dinosaur dig site, and at the Cambridge Forensic Center, Kay Scarpetta receives a grisly communication that gives her a dreadful reason to suspect this may become her next case. Then, with shocking speed, events begin to unfold.

A body recovered from Boston Harbor reveals bizarre trace evidence hinting of a link to other unsolved cases that seem to have nothing in common. Who is behind all this? And whom can Scarpetta trust? Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI agent husband, Benton Wesley, are both unhappy with her because of personnel changes at the CFC, and her niece Lucy has become even more secretive than usual. Scarpetta fears she just may be on her own this time — against an enormously powerful and cunning enemy who seems impossible to defeat.

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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CHARLENE SHAVER, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by CHARLENE SHAVER)
Another great Scarpetta tale.
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beavert53, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by beavert53)
I love anything Patricia Cornwell. It is a good read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399157561
Author:
Cornwell, Patricia
Publisher:
Berkley
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Series:
A Scarpetta Novel
Series Volume:
20
Publication Date:
20130903
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.28 x 1.12 in 0.66 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Review" by , “When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell.”
"Synopsis" by , In Alberta, Canada, an eminent paleontologist disappears from a dinosaur dig site, and at the Cambridge Forensic Center, Kay Scarpetta receives a grisly communication that gives her a dreadful reason to suspect this may become her next case. Then, with shocking speed, events begin to unfold.

A body recovered from Boston Harbor reveals bizarre trace evidence hinting of a link to other unsolved cases that seem to have nothing in common. Who is behind all this? And whom can Scarpetta trust? Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI agent husband, Benton Wesley, are both unhappy with her because of personnel changes at the CFC, and her niece Lucy has become even more secretive than usual. Scarpetta fears she just may be on her own this time — against an enormously powerful and cunning enemy who seems impossible to defeat.

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