The Scarpetta Factor
It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta—despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN—to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased... show more
It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta—despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN—to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events. She is asked live on the air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead. Moments later during the same telecast she receives a startling call—in from a former psychiatrist patient of Benton Wesley's. When she returns after the show to the apartment where she and Benton live, she finds an ominous package—possibly a bomb—waiting for her at the front desk. Soon the apparent threat on Scarpetta's life finds her embroiled in a surreal plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionaires with whom Lucy seems to have shared a secret past. Scarpetta's CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called The Scarpetta Factor. Given the bizarre events already in play, she fears that her growing fame will generate the illusion that she has a "special factor," a mythical ability to solve all her cases. She wonders if she will end up like other TV personalities: her own stereotype. The Scarpetta Factor, the seventeenth in the series, finds the familiar cast of characters together again in New York. Marino is working for the NYPD; Benton Wesley uses his forensic psychological expertise at Kirby and Bellevue; and Lucy continues to dazzle with her expertise in forensic computer investigations as she works yet another case with NY prosecutor Jaime Berger.
Publish date: October 20th 2009
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Pages no: 494
Edition language: English
Series: Kay Scarpetta 5 (#17)
I haven't read a Scarpetta novel for a while, and when I saw this one in our office's Little Library, I decided to grab it.This time, Kay is helping out in the New York Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pro bono, as well as consulting on CNN (I seem to have missed a book or two, so I don't know w...
Tre stelline e mezzo..... meglio degli ultimi libri su Kay Scarpetta ma non come i primi....
Audiobook. Okay where's the Scarpetta I fell in love with a few years ago? Is this even the same author? It seemed so full of anger and bitterness seething through all of the characters. I miss the medical forensics from Kay doing autopsies. This seemed much more into psychology and technology. I go...
Il finale mi è sembrato decisamente tirato li, ha lasciato molte cose in sospeso. Non merita più di tre stelline.
I am quickly losing interest in this series, but somehow I still find myself borrowing these books from the library *See Port Mortuary*. This book was very hard to follow and too long, IMO. I believe it is time for a whole new cast of characters. Get rid of Benton. He has become a non factor even th...