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The new era of Scarpetta begins...

In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel, Patricia Cornwell takes her readers deeper into Kay Scarpetta?s heart and soul than ever before...

Thwarting an attack by a suspected serial killer puts Virginia?s Chief Medial Examiner Kay Scarpetta in the harsh glare of the spotlight. As her personal and professional lives come under suspicion, she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past. A formidable prosecutor, a female assistant district attorney from New York, is brought into the case — and Scarpetta must struggle to make what she knows to be the truth prevail against mounting and unnerving evidence to the contrary. Tested in every way, she turns inward to ask, Where do you go when there is nowhere left?

Review:

"Ignites on the first page....Cornwell twists escalating violence, unrelenting tension, and growing paranoia into a thick rope of horror and unfolding conspiracy. No one depicts the human capability for evil better than she....Cornwell has created a character so real, so compelling, so driven that this reader has to remind herself regularly that Scarpetta is just a product of an author?s imagination." USA Today

Review:

"The most unexpected of the Kay Scarpetta novels so far...The Last Precinct unfolds deliberately, keeping you in the dark along with Scarpetta so that when the revelations dawn, you?re almost reeling, too. The overwhelming feeling, though, is that Cornwell has the series on the verge of spinning off in a thrilling new direction. The Last Precinct may just be a terrific first step toward something even more exhilarating." The Miami Herald

Review:

"One of Ms. Cornwell?s better novels....There are surprises and unexpected plot twists....A page-turner that will engage, surprise, and engross readers to the final page." The Richmond Times Dispatch

Synopsis:

The new era of Scarpetta begins…

In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel, Patricia Cornwell takes her readers deeper into Kay Scarpetta’s heart and soul than ever before….

Thwarting an attack by a suspected serial killer puts Virginia’s Chief Medial Examiner Kay Scarpetta in the harsh glare of the spotlight. As her personal and professional lives come under suspicion, she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past. A formidable prosecutor, a female assistant district attorney from New York, is brought into the case—and Scarpetta must struggle to make what she knows to be the truth prevail against mounting and unnerving evidence to the contrary. Tested in every way, she turns inward to ask, Where do you go when there is nowhere left?

Synopsis:

Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta escaped from the clutches of the Werewolf killer at the conclusion of "Black Notice". Now, Kay finds herself the subject of a criminal investigation, and discovers that the Werewolf murders may extend far back into the darkest corners of her past.

About the Author

PATRICIA CORNWELL'S international bestsellers include Postmortem — the only novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards and the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure in a single year — and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the year's best crime novel in 1993. Her fictional chief medical examiner, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, won the 1999 Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author. Cornwell divides her time between New York City and Richmond, Virginia, where she has helped establish the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, the first forensic training facility of its kind in the nation. Cornwell serves as the Institute's Chairman of the Board.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425180631
Author:
Cornwell, Patricia
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Author:
Cornwell, Patricia D.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Women physicians
Subject:
Women pathologists
Subject:
Scarpetta, Kay
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
A Scarpetta Novel
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
7.54x4.29x1.35 in. .78 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 608 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425180631 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Ignites on the first page....Cornwell twists escalating violence, unrelenting tension, and growing paranoia into a thick rope of horror and unfolding conspiracy. No one depicts the human capability for evil better than she....Cornwell has created a character so real, so compelling, so driven that this reader has to remind herself regularly that Scarpetta is just a product of an author?s imagination."
"Review" by , "The most unexpected of the Kay Scarpetta novels so far...The Last Precinct unfolds deliberately, keeping you in the dark along with Scarpetta so that when the revelations dawn, you?re almost reeling, too. The overwhelming feeling, though, is that Cornwell has the series on the verge of spinning off in a thrilling new direction. The Last Precinct may just be a terrific first step toward something even more exhilarating."
"Review" by , "One of Ms. Cornwell?s better novels....There are surprises and unexpected plot twists....A page-turner that will engage, surprise, and engross readers to the final page."
"Synopsis" by ,

The new era of Scarpetta begins…

In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel, Patricia Cornwell takes her readers deeper into Kay Scarpetta’s heart and soul than ever before….

Thwarting an attack by a suspected serial killer puts Virginia’s Chief Medial Examiner Kay Scarpetta in the harsh glare of the spotlight. As her personal and professional lives come under suspicion, she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past. A formidable prosecutor, a female assistant district attorney from New York, is brought into the case—and Scarpetta must struggle to make what she knows to be the truth prevail against mounting and unnerving evidence to the contrary. Tested in every way, she turns inward to ask, Where do you go when there is nowhere left?

"Synopsis" by , Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta escaped from the clutches of the Werewolf killer at the conclusion of "Black Notice". Now, Kay finds herself the subject of a criminal investigation, and discovers that the Werewolf murders may extend far back into the darkest corners of her past.
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