The Leading eBooks Store Online 3,667,858 members ⚫ 1,180,414 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Scarpetta

Scarpetta (Book 16)

Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell
Add to cart
US$ 9.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

View our feature on Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta.

From America’s #1 bestselling crime writers comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel.

Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk—and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard.

The injuries, he says, were sustained in the course of a murder . . . that he did not commit. Is Bane a criminally insane stalker who has fixed on Scarpetta? Or is his paranoid tale true, and it is he who is being spied on, followed and stalked by the actual killer? The one thing Scarpetta knows for certain is that a woman has been tortured and murdered—and more violent deaths will follow. Gradually, an inexplicable and horrifying truth emerges: Whoever is committing the crimes knows where his prey is at all times. Is it a person, a government? And what is the connection between the victims?

In the days that follow, Scarpetta; her forensic psychologist husband, Benton Wesley; and her niece, Lucy, who has recently formed her own forensic computer investigation firm in New York, will undertake a harrowing chase through cyberspace and the all-too-real streets of the city—an odyssey that will take them at once to places they never knew, and much, much too close to home.

Throughout, Cornwell delivers shocking twists and turns, and the kind of cutting-edge technology that only she can provide. Once again, she proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall.

Watch a Video




From the Paperback edition.
Penguin Publishing Group; December 2008
512 pages; ISBN 9781440654503
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: Scarpetta
Author: Patricia Cornwell
 
  • News
  • Tweets
Love plot twists? Then these nine mystery books are for you - Malay Mail Online
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:45:53 -0700
Malay Mail OnlineLove plot twists? Then these nine mystery books are for youMalay Mail OnlineCrime writer Patricia Cornwell ...
Patricia Cornwell: 'I grew up with fear' - The Guardian
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 02:00:40 -0800
The GuardianPatricia Cornwell: 'I grew up with fear'The GuardianThat's what I learn from Patricia Cornwell's ...
A persistent Patricia Cornwell publishes 22nd Scarpetta novel - Charlotte Observer
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:26:30 -0700
A persistent Patricia Cornwell publishes 22nd Scarpetta novelCharlotte ObserverPatricia Cornwell is taking calls from one ...
ISBNs
1440654468
9780425230169
9781440654459
9781440654466
9781440654497
9781440654503