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Kay Scarpetta has been training at the Dover Port Mortuary, mastering the art of ‘virtual autopsy’ - a groundbreaking procedure that could soon revolutionise forensic science. And it is not too long before these new skills urgently need to be put into practice. A young man drops dead, apparently from a heart condition, eerily close to Scarpetta’s home. But when his body is examined the next morning, there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked inside the cooler.
When the revolutionary 3D radiology scans reveal more shocking details about internal injuries unlike any Scarpetta has ever seen, Scarpetta realizes that this is a case of murder - and that she is fighting a cunning and uniquely cruel enemy. Now it is a race against time to discover who and why before more people die. But that time is running out...
©2010 CEI Enterprises, Inc (P)2010 Penguin Audio, a member of the Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
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By Lia on 11-17-10

Good book

I enjoyed this book but sometimes the story did tend to woffle on about nothing. The narrator was good and so was the plot. If you like Patricia Cornwell you will really enjoy this book

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful


By Aline on 04-07-12

Gave me a headache

Recited in such a grim expressionless monotone it's hard to tell if there's a worthwhile book in there.
First chapter sounded like a lot of acronyms and internal politics.
Couldn't take any more after that.

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By smac902 on 11-16-10

Self-pitying characters and limited plot

About 75% of the book is dedicated to the main character feeling sorry for herself. So I spent about 75% of the listening time shouting at her to get on with the story. Really boring and not worth considering - unless you like listening to people feeling sorry for themselves. Whatever happened to the 'old' Patricia Cornwell.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful


By compo on 12-09-10

EX SCARPETTA FAN

From book review thought Cornwell would get back to her early styles....she hasn't....very disappointed...story lacking her old panache. Book is just a moneyspinner...So many other great authors of the same genre...chose another author such as Karin Slaughter.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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By Rosemary on 04-04-15

Great story

As always loved the story line. hate how there's music throughout the narrative. it gets annoying

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful


By Anonymous User on 12-22-17

Not a fan of the dramatic music

Story line wasn't one of her best ones but it was entertaining enough for my commute.

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