Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an... show more
Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it's being sabotaged from within and someone wants her dead.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 30th 2003
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 440
Edition language: English
I was only made aware of Cornwell's existence sometime last year. But I didn't consider trying her books until this month when I was wandering through my local library trying to find a fiction book to check out. I'd already skimmed through her Twitter and noted she spent a lot of time getting hands ...
4.25Ok, that book was a very pleasant surprise and I find the fact that it has been written in 1990 one of the pluses I got reading it for the first time in 2016, because It was such a true and real journey to the past. This book was quite a thrilling detective story. I am a fan of Keith McCarthy an...
This was a hard, dark gritty tale and the beginning of a long series. Kay is an odd woman to me hard one minute and being a kid when dealing with her mom. Her partner Pete Marino easily is the character that will cause me to come back to the series.
bookshelves: published-1990, series, mystery-thriller, autumn-2012, serial-killer, north-americas, hackers-and-computers, library-in-norway Read from November 04 to 05, 2012 The blurb: The Scarpetta novels include a great deal of detail on forensic science. The initial resolution to the mystery ...
Cornwell has worked as a crime reporter and for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia, so she certainly has the background to bring a sense of authenticity to her medical examiner heroine and first person narrator, Kay Scarpetta. Indeed, I think its the details of this world that rais...