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Port Mortuary

Scarpetta - A Scarpetta Novel

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Description

The world's bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell presents an extraordinary novel in which Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could ruin her professionally-and personally.

From Publishers Weekly

Dec 20, 2010 – Bestseller Cornwell's compelling 18th Kay Scarpetta novel (after The Scarpetta Factor), her strongest work in years, involves the chief medical examiner in a case that's both far-reaching in its national security implications and deeply personal. The story begins at the real Port Mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, where Scarpetta is assisting in developing techniques for virtual autopsies, then shifts back to her recently adopted home at Boston's Cambridge Forensic Center (CFC). A young man's mysterious death becomes even stranger after full-body scans reveal destruction so extensive it's as if a bomb went off inside his body. Scarpetta and husband Benton Wesley along with her niece, Lucy Farinelli, and ex-cop turned CFC investigator Pete Marino discover links not only to a government project with the ability to cause mass casualties but also to another grisly case currently under investigation. As Scarpetta's military past rears its head, the emotional damage the investigation of the cases is bound to wreak on Cornwell's steadfast heroine will leave readers eager for the next installment. Long-time fans will welcome the return after a decade to a first-person narration with direct access to Scarpetta's thoughts.

Customer Reviews

Port sunk

Slow & boring, not page turner like early Scarpetta's, which finished in 1 to 2 sittings. This had to work to finish. Port Mortuary is neither a mystery nor thriller, but more study of screwed up personalities ---- that maybe a Freudian would enjoy. Not Me!!!

Gets worse and worse

I don't know why I keep reading corn wells books. They get worse and worse. The early scarpetta books were great but the last four or five are slow, boring and less believable.

Plodding and difficult

I remember a time that I pre-ordered all of the Scarpetta books. Now I find them difficult to read. Kay feels sorry for herself and betrayed by everyone. The prose is disjointed and hard to follow. Wait for this one to get to the library because it isn't worth the money.

Port Mortuary
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Nov 30, 2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 512 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Scarpetta
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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