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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: Roberta Maxwell Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2004 ISBN:
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We enter The Last Precinct through the reverberating aftershocks of Black Notice, inconceivably finding Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner, Kay Scarpetta, an object of suspicion and criminal investigation. The nightmare on Scarpetta's doorstep continues as she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past. When a formidable prosecutor, a female assistant district attorney, is brought into the case, Scarpetta must struggle to make what she knows to be the truth prevail against mounting and unnerving evidence to the contrary. Tested in every way, she turns inward to ask: Where do you go when there is nowhere left? The answer is the Last Precinct.

The Last Precinct is the 11th book in the Kay Scarpetta series. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 lionlady | 2/16/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie | 2/8/2014

    " 11th of the Kay Scarpetta series. Sets you up for the change in the next couple books. Kay is accused of being behind the murder of the police commissioner. Although she is innocent, it damages her reputation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria | 2/7/2014

    " This book starts immediatly after book previous book ends. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rona | 2/7/2014

    " A bit too pat for my tastes, rather predictable, and poorly written ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanie | 1/8/2014

    " I really had to force myself through a lot of this book. I found it much less interesting than the other Scarpetta books, even the ones that weren't that good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Huey | 1/7/2014

    " a deviation from her usual story narration style, felt the story was little draggy but surprisingly a nice book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/20/2013

    " More like a continuation from the previous book, Black Order. Left some open ends for future books. "

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

    " Dr. Kay Scarpetta is back in my world! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan Morford | 11/14/2013

    " I hated the French werewolf like story. Just hated it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 11/11/2013

    " A great Scarpetta mystery. Cornwell sure comes up with some interesting plots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christene | 11/4/2013

    " Not sure how I skipped over this one. So far, she is so distraught that this is a difficult one to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 11/3/2013

    " Really good book and I hope to read more. I did hear from other PC fans that as the series goes on the books almost become overwhelming and too gory...well we will see. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 stephanie | 8/21/2013

    " this book was pretty twisted and sad. so glad I have blow fly at the ready. poor anna, though really? comparing Kay's situation to anna's past? and at some point, I feel like someone is going to have to stop using Lucy's genius as an excuse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aimee | 5/31/2013

    " I'm a huge Cornwell fan. That said....Not one of her best. A little too unbelievable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 4/3/2013

    " It's was a good mystery,I like the medical examiner character,Kay. Some of the other characters could use a few more words in their vocabulary, too many swear words. It is creepy how some people prey on others,but I must admit their criminal minds fascinate me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cupcakencorset | 3/14/2013

    " The weakest Scarpetta novel so far in the series. The heavy psychoanalytic aspect of the plot is murky and slow. The bitter tone is difficult to warm up to. The staccato narrative style doesn't flow. If not for its overall interesting plot, the book would have been a 1 out of 5. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bluedaizy | 10/6/2012

    " It was ok. Hated the first half, started to get better. I finished this about a week ago and have already forgotten it for the most part. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hubjeanne | 9/7/2012

    " It really was a good book, lots of mystery and suspense, BUT I just never really got into it. I couldn't forget it but it never called me back to it. It took forever for me to read it. I'm glad I am finally finished with it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. Kenyon | 9/6/2012

    " Scarpetta is great. Makes me want to go back and read the books I missed in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen Parashkevov | 1/17/2012

    " Not one of my favorite Cornwell books. It did hold my interest but not up to her usual standards. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Clark-cook | 9/7/2011

    " Good read, as usual, she keeps her lead characters growing, yet with still some depths to be plummed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margo | 6/29/2011

    " sad to see kay leave as the medical examiner...great book anyway! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nat | 5/17/2011

    " Its a bit slow to get into, but once you are absorbed into the book, its amazing!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/27/2011

    " This was the best one of her books, I think. I am to the point where it is time to start reading her stories again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 4/24/2011

    " Definitely one of my favourite Scarpetta thrillers so far. Although not so much death and action as some of the others in the series, there is a lot of detail into the characters themselves and it is very well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 3/14/2011

    " This was my first Patricia Cornwell book & I have since read all of them. The series is starting to seem different with the last few books, but I highly recommend her earlier books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 2/14/2011

    " A Kay Scarpetta novel. A very good read! "

  • 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 11/3/2010

    " I found this book difficult to get into. Cornwell wrote all previous Scarpetta books in the first person, yet this one was written in the third person and it takes some getting used to when you have read the series from the start. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rona | 10/7/2010

    " A bit too pat for my tastes, rather predictable, and poorly written ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 9/30/2010

    " Cornwell just gets better and better as Kay Scarpetta goes on with her life. These are becoming "can't put down" books for me. Alas, all too soon, I'll be finished with this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Savage | 9/25/2010

    " Nice turn of phrase now and then. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cupcakencorset | 9/21/2010

    " The weakest Scarpetta novel so far in the series. The heavy psychoanalytic aspect of the plot is murky and slow. The bitter tone is difficult to warm up to. The staccato narrative style doesn't flow. If not for its overall interesting plot, the book would have been a 1 out of 5. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 9/15/2010

    " It's a Kay Scarpetta book. You know what you're getting into before you start reading it. If you like this style of book, it's an okay example. Nothing super special here, but worthy of the genre/series. "

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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.