The new Kay Scarpetta novel from the world's #1 bestselling crime writer. After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Exhausted and ill, she’s recovering at home when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman... show more
The new Kay Scarpetta novel from the world's #1 bestselling crime writer. After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Exhausted and ill, she’s recovering at home when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field. The victim, a graduate student named Gail Shipman, is oddly draped in ivory linen and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike. A preliminary examination in the sea of red mud where the body has been left also reveals a bizarre residue that fluoresces blood red, emerald green and sapphire blue. Physical evidence links the case to a series of uniquely weird homicides in Washington, D.C., where Scarpetta's FBI husband has been deployed to help capture a serial killer dubbed the Capital Murderer. The cases all connect and yet seem to conflict. Gail Shipman was murdered for financial gainor was she? It will require the usual ensemble of characters to find out the truth, including Scarpetta's sidekick Pete Marino, who has undergone a drastic change in his life that places him center stage in a Cambridge investigation that puts everyone at risk.
Publish date: November 12th 2013
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: Kay Scarpetta 5 (#21)
I had written a full review for one of the previous Scarpetta books explaining why, after so many years of loving them I had finally, reluctantly decided to give up so I won't go into all that again. I was persuaded back into Dust by someone who told me the series had picked up and was looking more ...
It's been a long time since I picked up a Kay Scarpetta novel. Obviously I missed a few things along the way, but it wasn't hard to pick up where I left off.Scarpetta is called in to autopsy a body found near her Concord, Mass., home ... mere minutes after she catches a peeping Tom spying on her. Th...
Non so perché mi ostino a leggere la Cornwell.... questo libro non mi é piaciuto particolarmente ma nemmeno disoiaciuto.... sebbene sia scritto in prima persona la sensazione é che il personaggio di Kay dei primi libri non sia più lo stesso.... e non in meglio.... la parte gialla é abbastanza preved...