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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,521 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Cornwell Narrator: Mary Stuart Masterso Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kay Scarpetta Series Release Date:
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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 Tammy | 2/16/2014

    " The beginning was very slow and Kay was thinking about way to many things and kind of slow to catch on to anything. She complained a lot and as always her relationship with Benton is not what I consider the best relationship. They were doubting each other a bit and at their ages too much. The book did pick up in the last third to an exciting end though defintely not one of my favorites. Maybe I am getting tired to their story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jan | 2/6/2014

    " I couldnt get into this book at all. This was my least favorite Kay Scarpetta book. "

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

    " I felt recent books in the Scarpetta series were a little disappointing. In this newest in the series Cornwell may have regained her pace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kris Marasca | 1/26/2014

    " Kay Scarpetta whining about her age & loss of youth is not the Kay Scarpetta I've come to know & love. The story itself was boring with a very predictable outcome. I think it's time for Cornwell to have Kay permanently retire & for Andy Brazil to be brought out of mothballs. "

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