Synopses & Reviews
A cargo ship arriving from Belgium at Richmond's Deep Water Terminal is discovered to be transporting a locked, sealed container holding the decomposed remains of a stowaway. Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta is on the case. Author Web site.
Newly repackaged in a tall Premium Edition, this #1 "New York Times" bestseller finds Dr. Kay Scarpetta on an international mission that will pull her in two opposite directions. Includes a new Introduction by Cornwell. Reissue.
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.