Scarpetta - A Scarpetta Novel
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From the world’s number-one bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel.
Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has just returned from working one of the worst mass murders in U.S. history when she’s awakened at an early hour by Detective Pete Marino.
A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT and it’s suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineer Gail Shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy Cambridge bar. It appears she’s been murdered, mere weeks before the trial of her $100 million lawsuit against her former financial managers, and Scarpetta doubts it’s a coincidence. She also fears the case may have a connection with her computer genius niece, Lucy.
At a glance there is no sign of what killed Gail Shipton, but she’s covered with a fine dust that under ultraviolet light fluoresces brilliantly in three vivid colors, what Scarpetta calls a mineral fingerprint. Clearly the body has been posed with chilling premeditation that is symbolic and meant to shock, and Scarpetta has reason to worry that the person responsible is the Capital Murderer, whose most recent sexual homicides have terrorized Washington, D.C. Stunningly, Scarpetta will discover that her FBI profiler husband, Benton Wesley, is convinced that certain people in the government, including his boss, don’t want the killer caught.
In Dust, Scarpetta and her colleagues are up against a force far more sinister than a sexual predator who fits the criminal classification of a “spectacle killer.” The murder of Gail Shipton soon leads deep into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology, organized crime, and shocking corruption at the highest levels.
With unparalleled high-tension suspense and the latest in forensic technology, Patricia Cornwell once again proves her exceptional ability to surprise—and to thrill.
From Publishers Weekly
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Not a very good book. I wasted my money buying this book. I will not buy more of her books . Just stick with James Patterson one of the best writers today. Ben Dendy
I struggled to get through the book. Way too wordy on the way to the plot. The detail of ever scene was way over the top and wandered all over the board. Seldom make a comment on a book but this one was so bad felt I needed to.
Once again I am disappointed by this latest novel, having been a fan since reading her first book while a medical student in Richmond, VA. The novel starts out interesting enough but then just gets boring. When the cases are finally solved, it's as if the murderer was just thrown in all of a sudden. Her books are getting worse and worse.