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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,229 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Cornwell Narrator: Kate Burton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kay Scarpetta Series Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781101145791
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In the extraordinary new novel by Patricia Cornwell-the world's #1 bestselling crime writer-forensic expert Kay Scarpetta is surrounded by familiar faces, yet traveling down the unfamiliar road of fame. A CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called The Scarpetta Factor. But the glare of the spotlight could make Kay a target for the very killers she would put behind bars...


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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah Fitzgerald | 2/13/2014

    " Definitely will scare you into password protecting your smart phone. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nancy Wieme | 2/6/2014

    " took me forever to get through it... read a few others since i started this one... really had to force myself to get to the ending that was such a letdown. let's get some new villains.. and maybe some new lead characters while we're at it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 VP Chandler | 1/31/2014

    " It was okay. I'm a big Cornwell fan but I think she has taken these characters as far as they can go. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clifford | 1/27/2014

    " Everyone is still together, Kay, Lucy, Pete, and Benton. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/25/2014

    " OK for a downloaded audio book from the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scout | 1/25/2014

    " More depressed characters. A visit to the past. The best part was when Scarpetta finally, uncontrollably, irrationally lost it after a bomb delivery. I don't think Cornwell invests much of herself or her talent in this series any more. May be time to let it rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Kaczmarek | 1/19/2014

    " This book was better than her last one. Her writing was back to the way she wrote the first books in the series. If you are a Scarpetta fan you will enjoy this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karin Springer | 12/2/2013

    " Ok, glad I listened to it and not spent the time to actually read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valley Cottage Library | 10/30/2013

    " SUMMER READING CLUB: "Very good mystery novel. A bit long at 500 pages. Interesting reading with all Cornwell's favorite characters. Although 3/4 through the book the interest and intensity slacks off. Find subplots not fully developed." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marge Sandlier | 10/22/2013

    " I had read earlier Scarpetta books by Cornwell and enjoyed them. This book was so wordy...some of the events/situations went on and on and on. I put it down several times and only finished it because I was out of reading material. This is the last Cornwell book I'll read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 10/4/2013

    " Surprised at how well the series has held up after 17 books. I liked the tie back to a few previous novels' villans, even if only by association. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 9/25/2013

    " Just finished this one. I am always amazed at how Patricia Cornwell intertwines the plot and adds to from prior books in the series. I think I missed one or two of the last ones she wrote from this series. Think I need to go back and catch up on them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaina Price | 9/21/2013

    " Least favorite of the Scarpetta series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lhymowitz | 6/18/2013

    " Major disappointment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patti | 5/30/2013

    " I really love this series. I learn something evertime I read one of her books and I love the people in the book I have read them all. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 j | 1/29/2013

    " Talk about boring. Every time I picked this book up I would fall asleep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanie | 1/23/2013

    " Huge improvement over the last Scarpetta novel. I was able to enjoy the characters as well as the story again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madalin Ilie | 8/30/2012

    " This is the first book from the Scarpetta series that I've read. It was quite catching. After I've read it, i bought another 5 books from the Scarpetta series, so you can say it's addictive :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoAnn | 5/23/2012

    " not Cornwell's best-couldn't keep my attention, and I was very disappointed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candace | 1/19/2012

    " I love the character Kay Scarpetta.......I've read these books in order and I'm looking forward to getting into this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathie | 11/22/2011

    " Not the best Scarpetta. Felt as if too many threads were being interwoven. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alison | 10/1/2011

    " You know, I actually don't care for the glamorous Scarpetta all that much. I can't figure out how she enthralls so many people around her. She seems like the authorial doppleganger of a narcissist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris Simon | 8/27/2011

    " Not one of her best, but ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 7/20/2011

    " Cornwell is back to her fabulous writing. I enjoyed this book a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 5/16/2011

    " Too many references back to previous books. Too much focus on Lucy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 5/7/2011

    " Twists and turns of plot with every new page. In addition to her storytelling talents, believable characters and plots, she keeps you up on the latest in forensic science and computer technology. This is why she is one of my favorite mystery writers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 5/4/2011

    " I liked this book, but everyone was soooooooooooooo ANGRY! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marybeth | 4/29/2011

    " Although I liked the book, not sure I like the new style of writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Epic.rdr | 4/28/2011

    " A nice progession of the regular characters, but I am ready for real mystery! Starting Port Mortuary tonight! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 4/11/2011

    " Dr Scarpetta is, again, in the middle of an investigation. And again she needs to help her niece, Lucy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 4/7/2011

    " Patricia Cornwell is good but this is not one of her best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Kay | 3/28/2011

    " I read all Patricia Cornwell. This Kay Scarpetta series being my favorite. The books never disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary | 3/26/2011

    " Good Story but too much detail. could have told the story in about 100 pages less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samiee | 3/22/2011

    " I have been reading Kay Scarpetta books for years....... This was a nice way to wrap up things with her and Jean Baptiste "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lane | 3/21/2011

    " ok but slow because of excess details. good story and ties in with several previous books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 3/21/2011

    " It must have been too long since I have read one of her other books because I kind of felt lost... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie | 3/15/2011

    " I usually enjoy Patricia Cornwall's books. This one seems to be a bit slow and is a newer publication with a date of 2009 printed. Kay Scarpetta is now reunited with her husband Benton Wesley. The story seems to be going to move between the two POV. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Kate Burton, winner of four Earphones Awards for narration, is best known for her work on Broadway in Hedda Gabler, The Elephant Man, The Constant Wife, and Spring Awakening, as well as on television in Grey’s Anatomy and Empire Falls. Her films include Big Trouble in Little China, The Ice Storm, Unfaithful, and Remember Me. She played the title role in Alice in Wonderland with her father, Richard Burton, on PBS.