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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (24,855 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Cornwell Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kay Scarpetta Series Release Date:
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From America’s #1 bestselling crime writers comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel

 Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk—and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard. 

The injuries, he says, were sustained in the course of a murder…that he did not commit. Is Bane a criminally insane stalker who has fixed on Scarpetta? Or is his paranoid tale true, and it is he who is being spied on, followed and stalked by the actual killer? The one thing Scarpetta knows for certain is that a woman has been tortured and murdered—and more violent deaths will follow. Gradually, an inexplicable and horrifying truth emerges: whoever is committing the crimes knows where his prey is at all times. Is it a person, a government? And what is the connection between the victims? 

In the days that follow, Scarpetta; her forensic psychologist husband, Benton Wesley; and her niece, Lucy, who has recently formed her own forensic computer investigation firm in New York, will undertake a harrowing chase through cyberspace and the all-too-real streets of the city—an odyssey that will take them at once to places they never knew, and much, much too close to home. 

Throughout, Cornwell delivers shocking twists and turns, and the kind of cutting-edge technology that only she can provide. Once again, she proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debbie Maskus | 2/18/2014

    " Serial killer Temple Brooks Gault's rampage compels the reader. Kay Scarpetta, Pete Marino, Wesley Benton, and scores of FBI and police frantically search for Gault before he strikes again. The people protecting justice have no holidays or vacations. Christmas rings in the air, and Gault strikes in New York City. The story quickly moves among New York, Richmond, and South Carolina. The woman killed in New York appears to be a homeless Jane Doe, but she has extensive gold fillings that would have cost thousands to install. Plus the nameless victim seems to have been a musician. Why did Gault select her? Other issues invade the story. Gault has invaded the FBI computer and sends messages listing himself as CAIN, as the Cain in the Bible. This story forces the reader to continue, as normal routine tasks remain undone. The ending is poetic justice as to who will be buried in Potter's Field. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sophia | 2/18/2014

    " Definitely her best; using a recurring villain works very well for her, especially one as disturbing as Temple Gault, and all the descriptions of Central Park in the snow and the dark labyrinth of the NYC subways works really well to set a creepy scene. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alex Acosta | 2/12/2014

    " Right now i am in the middle of this book and it is really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ceresa Gonzalez | 2/5/2014

    " I said Agatha Chrisite was always amongst my top 5 mystery/crime authors... Patricia Cornwell is also among the list. This book was one of the first I had read and I was hooked. "

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