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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,638 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Cornwell Narrator: Mary Stuart Masterson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kay Scarpetta Series Release Date:
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The “book of the dead” is the morgue log, a ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to take on a new meaning.

Fresh from her bruising battle with a psychopath in Florida, Scarpetta decides it’s time for a change of pace. Moving to Charleston, South Carolina, she opens a unique private forensic pathology practice, one in which she and her colleagues, including Pete Marino and her niece, Lucy, offer expert crime-scene investigation and autopsy services to communities lacking local access to competent death investigation and modern technology.

It seems like an ideal situation, until the new battles start: with local politicians, with entrenched interests, with someone whose covert attempts at sabotage are clearly meant to run her out of town. And that’s before the murders and other violent deaths even begin.

A sixteen-year-old tennis star, fresh from a tournament win in Charleston, is found nude and mutilated near Piazza Navona in Rome. The body of an abused young boy is discovered dumped in a desolate marsh. A woman is found ritualistically murdered in her multimillion-dollar beach home. Meanwhile, in distant New England, problems with a prominent patient at a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital begin to hint at interconnections that are as hard to imagine as they are horrible.

Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes before, but never any as baffling, or as terrifying, as the ones confronting her now. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names—and the pen may be poised to write in her own.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 2008 British Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeanette | 2/19/2014

    " My Grandparents got this on cd and loved it. They sent it to me, and i LOVEd it! im not bing into mysteries, but i really enjoyed all of the characters, how things developed and unfolded. i had no clue who the murder was and it was great to see how everyone was connected. the characters in this story are in her other novels so i went out and bought her first book and another my grandma recommended. great book!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sandra | 2/11/2014

    " This was a good series, but this book was boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Thom Byxbe | 2/10/2014

    " I think The Kate Scarpetta Seriesnhas run it's course "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 1/27/2014

    " Cornwell is a relatively new author for me. This is my second or third of her books. Being a CSI TV series junkie, I love her major character Kay Scarpetta, a brilliant and strong woman. This book was a real thriller with a surprise ending. Quick read. "

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