Book 18 - Dr. Kay Scarpetta

Port Mortuary

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Publisher Description

The eighteenth book in the Kay Scarpetta series, from No. 1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell.

'America's most chilling writer of crime fiction' The Times


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 in the cooler.

When the revolutionary 3D radiology scans reveal more shocking details about internal injuries unlike any Scarpetta has ever seen, she 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 . . .

Praise for the groundbreaking series:

'One of the
best crime writers writing today' Guardian

'Devilishly clever' Sunday Times

'The top gun in this field' Daily Telegraph

'Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns' Mirror

'The Agatha Christie of the DNA age' Express

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2010
28 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

BigAl_88 ,

Hard Work

It took about 100 pages to get into this story. I nearly quit several times. Confused, confusing, strange language but in the end it comes together. Worth a try if you can put up with the first 100+ pages.

Taffy949 ,

Very poor

Dull - the latest in a sad decline of a previously excellent storyteller. Patricia Cornwell has gone from being my favourite author to someone flogging a dead horse (Scarpetta) over one furlong too many .

MrsA5 ,

Hard to follow

Way too much explanation and detail without any need for example when Kay and Lucy are in the helicopter. Quite boring. And I have no idea where the whole 'semen stealing' plot line came from! In fact I still don't really have any idea what happened, why Dr Fielding was involved or what the hell went on in South Africa. I have read all of Patricia Cornwells books most of them I have loved but she seems almost distracted when she wrote this one, not up to her usual standard.

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