Autopsy

A Scarpetta Novel

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Publisher Description

New York Times Bestseller

In this relaunch of the electrifying, landmark #1 bestselling thriller series, chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta hunts those responsible for two wildly divergent and chilling murders. 

Forensic pathologist Dr. Kay Scarpetta has come almost full circle, returning to Virginia, the state where she launched her storied career, as the chief medical examiner. Finding herself the new girl in town once again after being away for many years, she’s inherited both an overbearing secretary and a legacy of neglect and potential corruption.

She and her husband, Benton Wesley, now a forensic psychologist with the U.S. Secret Service, have relocated to Old Town Alexandria, where she’s headquartered five miles from the Pentagon in a post-pandemic world that’s been torn apart by civil and political unrest. After just weeks on the job, she’s called to a scene by railroad tracks—a woman’s body has been shockingly displayed, her throat cut down to the spine—and as Scarpetta begins to follow the trail, it leads unnervingly close to her own historic neighborhood.

 At the same time, a catastrophe occurs in a top secret labo­ratory in outer space, endangering at least two scientists aboard. Appointed to the highly classified Doomsday Commission that specializes in sensitive national security cases, Scarpetta is summoned to the White House and tasked with finding out exactly what happened. But even as she remotely works the first potential crime scene in space, an apparent serial killer strikes again very close to home.

This latest novel in the groundbreaking Kay Scarpetta series captivates readers with the shocking twists, high-wire tension, and forensic detail that Patricia Cornwell is famous for, proving once again why she’s the world’s #1 bestselling crime writer.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2021
November 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Morrow
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
3.5
MB

Customer Reviews

PrazeDanzer ,

Autopsy

I enjoyed this book and it’s story. I found that some of the characters Were similar to the characters of the in-depth series books by Nora Roberts. Susan Erickson is an excellent narrator. Susan manages to create a different voice for the characters. eventually as you listen to the story that goes away and you see the difference in the characters. i’m looking forward to the next book that I choose. HBC

mspende ,

Do Better Ms. Cornwell

I grew up on the Scarpetta series, and this book was an absolute waste of time. We get it, all the characters are rich and famous and have fancy titles... This book was so busy talking about how important everyone is that they forgot about the plot. Absolutely terrible. And she wrapped the entire book up in the last 5 terrible pages where she just pulled random people out of a hat and made them guilty. Seriously disappointed. Don’t read.

Fanita67 ,

My FAVORITE

Please tell this is not the last I’ll hear of Kay Scarpetta! I’ve them all and Autopsy was my favorite! Thank you, Ms Cornwell!

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