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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,617 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Cornwell Narrator: Roberta Maxwell Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2004 ISBN:
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Patricia Cornwell delivers a high-stakes Kay Scarpetta novel with an intrigue that will take Kay an ocean's length from home. The nightmare begins when 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.

The autopsy performed by Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta initially reveals neither a cause of death nor an identification. But the victim's personal effects and an odd tattoo take Scarpetta on a hunt for information that leads to Interpol's headquarters in Lyon, France, where she receives critical instructions: Go to the Paris morgue to receive secret evidence and then return to Virginia to carry out a mission. It is a misson that could ruin her career.

In a story that careens across international borders, Black Notice puts Dr. Kay Scarpetta directly in harm's way and places her and those she holds dear at mortal risk. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Tripp | 2/20/2014

    " This was a typical Patricial Cornwell book, easy to read, intense just enough, and too much swearing. I didn't like the way it ended; I felt it as too abrupt. However, it did make me want to get the next book in the series to continue the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trak | 2/19/2014

    " Gave up on the series after this, just lost interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clare | 2/18/2014

    " Usual page-turner, a thoroughly good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 2/15/2014

    " This was another great book in the series! I found it a little slow at times, but the story was good and I would still recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee Jennings | 2/13/2014

    " Another great Kay Scarpetta book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jglhome | 1/29/2014

    " I'm not far into this, but I'm already wondering if I've already read it and forgot. I'm also already getting bored with the carping between the Merino and Lucy characters. Doubtful if I'll keep going . . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carri | 1/19/2014

    " It ended quick... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/15/2014

    " All of the drama in the office was really annoying in the beginning, partly because they already had a dead body and weren't doing anything to solve that mystery. But about halfway through it, I was hooked! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 1/14/2014

    " Have to agree with the others who are tired of Lucy's anger issues, not to mention all the other "family" entanglements. Like Cornwell but am not fond of where the characters have gone. Sorry. She really is a great writer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Audrey Dailey | 1/13/2014

    " Ugh. I did not like this book. I only finished it because it would bother me if I didn't know how it ended. It was too long, too convoluted, too weird, and too gross. The ending was rather predictable, as well. I'm done with this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth Wallace | 1/6/2014

    " Intriguing with many twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M. Kay | 1/2/2014

    " Can't go wrong with a Kay Scarpetta book. Always a page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynda | 12/15/2013

    " This would have been better if it had ended on a better note. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich Shields | 11/29/2013

    " Good read, but the vulgar language was a little over the top. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maddie | 11/24/2013

    " An enjoyable page turner like every Scarpetta novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 10/25/2013

    " The usual scary, fast-moving tale about Kay Scarpetta. This time she is working on an unidentified body with links to a strange and violent serial killer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Williams | 8/30/2013

    " I love Patricia Cornwell's books. This one was awesome. Her character, Dr. Kay Scarpetta is a medical examiner, and this was a weird and scary murder mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 lionlady | 7/6/2013

    " The Dr. Kay Scarpetta series is one of my very favorite mystery series. The character development from book to book is quite good, you really get to know them. The bad guys are really bad and, of course, there is one that keeps returning. There's some real good twists. Also, I loved the forensics. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 cathepsut | 6/7/2013

    " I liked the first 4 or 5 Scappetta novels a lot, but then it all became so repetitive. This was boring. I felt as if I was reading the same book over and over again. No more Scarpetta for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 esther | 2/20/2013

    " what an ending! what is the next book in this series?....cuz i'm totally hanging off this cliff.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 11/29/2012

    " I used to be a really big Patricia Cornwell fan. Everything before this book I thought was really good. And everything after? Practically unreadable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/20/2012

    " One of her better books really enjoyed the storyline as it was not too obvious "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dallas Hayden | 11/16/2012

    " A scientifically based thriller, I was more than a little pleased with this catchy book and the solution to the mystery based around genetics, forensics and biotechnology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 8/3/2012

    " On of the Kay Scarpetta series...Not done yet, but so far it is not as action packed as previous Scarpetta novels. It is defnitely not as good... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Salsadancer | 3/6/2012

    " 10th Dr. Scarpetta book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanna | 2/15/2012

    " I enjoyed this one very much. The mystery and the emotion of this novel is one of Cornwell's best (#9 is *the* best, imo). I enjoyed the villain in this book. One of the "good guys" ended up ticking me off by the end of the book. The end leaves a little to be desired, but it's all over a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Huey | 12/25/2011

    " 3.5 actually. one of the more confusing stories and this is the book with the most abrupt and weird ending which didn't answer many questions. i still feel confused with the story but cornwell stayed true with her usual narrative style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadine/Dina Bourne | 9/7/2011

    " Such a long time between the last one and this one it was a little disappointing but it was still good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 7/31/2011

    " A bit far fetched, the villain has a rare medical condition ..... not like the author's other novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 5/21/2011

    " One of the best of the Scarpetta series. I thought I'd read them all, but this one had escaped my noticing somehow. Plenty of bad guys here, some of them women, along with the usual fascinating forensics and a villain with a weird medical condition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/15/2011

    " I gave this one 5 stars, but I don't remember much about it. It was obviously one of the last good ones before the plot began to wane severely. This one sticks to the good stuff that Cornwell is known for, with a good plot that isn't surrounded by a bunch of extraneous stuff on the side. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 4/20/2011

    " I actually listened to this one on CD. I was disappointed by the ending. To be such a long story it really seemed to end pretty abruptly. Not sure I will read or listen to any more of this authors books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 4/3/2011

    " The killers are sociopaths or people with weird diseases I've never heard of before. The heroes are brilliant but terribly limited human beings who keep making the same relationships over and over again. I can't figure out why I keep reading these books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marian | 2/20/2011

    " Not the type of book I usually read, but I am enjoying it because it is so different. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leigh | 2/9/2011

    " Boring... didn't finish. Written like a woman.. ugghhh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynnelle | 1/19/2011

    " I struggled through. Way too long. Totally predictable, sappy ending. I have another Cornwell book on the shelf but not sure it will be read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trak | 1/12/2011

    " Gave up on the series after this, just lost interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thenerdmom | 12/31/2010

    " I read all the books in the Scarpetta series. I really like the characters and the mysteries. There is nothing earth-shattering about the writing or the concept, but they are fun and entertaining books and easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rychelle | 12/11/2010

    " I read this book a few years ago and I liked it a lot. It got me into the Kay Scarpetta series for a little while, but I lost interest in them fairly quickly. Unfortunately, I eventually stopped reading the Kay Scarpetta/Cornwell books altogether. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Manuela | 11/25/2010

    " Meglio rispetto agli ultimi, obrobbriosi, romanzi della saga di Kay Scarpetta. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 11/9/2010

    " I've already read many of her books already and this one did not disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 11/9/2010

    " i don't believe benton is dead..hopefully he comes back in this book. "

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About the Author
Author Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell sold her first novel, Postmortem, while working as a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. It is the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year. She has since gone on to become a #1 New York Times bestselling author, with some of her more recent bestsellers including The Bone Bed, Red Mist, Port Mortuary, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper—Case Closed. To date, Cornwell’s books have sold more than 100 million copies in thirty-six languages in over 120 countries. Her character Dr. Kay Scarpetta won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author. When not writing from her home in Boston, Cornwell tirelessly researches cutting-edge forensic technologies to include in her work.