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Publisher's Summary

Number one New York Times best-selling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the 24th engrossing thriller in her high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.
©2016 Cornwell Entertainment, Inc. (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

Praise for Patricia Cornwell and the Kay Scarpetta novels:
"Cutting-edge." (Sun)
"A pioneer of the genre of forensic psychological thriller." (BBC)
"America's most stimulating and chilling writer of crime fiction." (The Times)
"Devilishly clever." (Sunday Times)
"She is a brilliant writer and I was absolutely gripped." (Mail on Sunday)
"The top gun in this field." (Daily Telegraph)
"Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns" (Mirror)
"The Agatha Christie of the DNA age." (Express)
"One of the best crime writers writing today." (Guardian)
"Few writers match Patricia Cornwell when it comes to writing crime and her latest Scarpetta novel is one of her best." (Daily Express)
"When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell." (New York Times)
"Dazzling.... After reading Cornwell's thriller, most others will pale in comparison." (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
"Magnificent plotting, masterful writing, and marvelous suspense." ( Booklist)
"Cornwell's instincts are dead-on." (Chicago Sun-Times)
"Cornwell remains a master of the genre, instilling in readers an appetite that only she can satisfy." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Charmaine on 11-25-17


Not to be unkind to one of my favourite authors but for me this book lacked the usual nail biting sparkle of a Scarpetta novel. Susan Ericson's addition of a Y in front of a vowel, for instance instead of 'I am' you get 'I yam', and the bleed into each other of words and sentences made me want to shout. The timber of her voice is lovely as always but her pronunciation was never crisp it was just sloppy. It definitely distracted me. I finished the book but I'm not sure if I'll buy the next.

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By Richmond on 11-06-16

Disappointed Chaos

Have always been a Cornwell fan but found myself bored by this recent story. Thoroughly enjoyed her early books but feel there's less to the recent ones with a lot of time on incidental details.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

By Pat G. on 11-03-16

Hard to listen

I am an ardent fan of Patrica Cornwell but this book was nothing but unnecessary words and descriptions that made it hard to listen to would sooner of had shorter book

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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By Amy on 07-23-17

Ok read

I found this a bit hard to get in to. Not the usual action packed novel Patricia usually produces. I still enjoyed the story and it made me think more of our new technology in today's society.

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By Anonymous User on 04-13-17

Don't waste your money

I have always enjoyed Patricia Cornwells novels I have read or listened to them all.
But this one seams like a money grab . Repetitive and drawn out. nothing new

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