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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,867 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Cornwell Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kay Scarpetta Series Release Date:
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In the eleventh Scarpetta novel, chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta is under a grand jury investigation for murder.

Physically and psychologically bruised by her encounter with the killer Chandonne, Dr. Kay Scarpetta must leave her home in the hands of the police team investigating the attack. She finds shelter with an old friend, Anna Zenner, but it is not the haven of security she needs when she discovers that Anna has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury investigating Kay for murder. She knows she is being framed, and she knows she can’t trust anyone.

Meanwhile, it appears that Chandonne killed a woman in New York before his murderous spree in Virginia. But when Scarpetta looks more closely into the case with New York prosecutor Jaime Berger, proof of his guilt is far from certain—in fact she begins to believe that he may not be the perpetrator of any of the crimes he is accused of. As she follows the forensic trail to the real killer, she gradually realizes that someone has been spinning a web for years with the aim of entrapping her. Who is it, and why are they so desperate to be rid of her?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ignites on the first page…Cornwell twists escalating violence, unrelenting tension, and growing paranoia into a thick rope of horror and unfolding conspiracy. No one depicts the human capability for evil better than she…Cornwell has created a character so real, so compelling, so driven that this reader has to remind herself regularly that Scarpetta is just a product of an author’s imagination.”

    USA Today

  • “Plots within plots, fraught atmosphere, and unrelenting suspense keep readers on tenterhooks while one trap after another springs under unwary feet. Cunningly designed, ingeniously laid out, composed with Cornwellian skill, this far-from-the-last precinct is a model of the art.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “The most unexpected of the Kay Scarpetta novels so far…The Last Precinct unfolds deliberately, keeping you in the dark along with Scarpetta so that when the revelations dawn, you’re almost reeling, too. The overwhelming feeling, though, is that Cornwell has the series on the verge of spinning off in a thrilling new direction. The Last Precinct may just be a terrific first step toward something even more exhilarating.”

    Miami Herald

  • “One of Ms. Cornwell’s better novels…There are surprises and unexpected plot twists…A page-turner that will engage, surprise, and engross readers to the final page.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cathy | 2/16/2014

    " Now we know how Benton died and why Lucy's new company is called "The Last Precinct". There are lots of twist and turns in this story. I'm not sure how much sleep Kay Scarpetta gets at night. She is constantly on the go! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Connie | 2/14/2014

    " ..a tightly woven plot with a multitude of twists and turns..all of which get resolved... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patrick | 2/14/2014

    " I probably would have appreciated this read more had I read Black Notice first, as the story is continued from there and makes frequent reference to the first book. It is, still, a good solid read, and the bad guy, the Werewolf, sounds like the first book will be a great read also. Looking forward to tracking it down! "

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

    " Patricia Cornwell just 150% redeemed herself. This was her best book so far, and I've already started the next one and am hooked. She wrote this in first person present tense, as opposed to first person past tense, which threw me a bit but really worked with the story line of this book. It was a better view into Dr. Scarpetta's mind, and now I feel kind of bad for calling her whiny...though overall I'd say she could still stand to not obsess so much. Rock on, Cornwell! "

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