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The Scarpetta factor

By: Cornwell, Patricia

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Part of the Kay Scarpetta series
0751538760 / 9780751538762
Stock expected by 16/04/2021
United Kingdom
Modern crime
20 cm 533 p.
General (US: Trade)  Learn More
Quiz No: 217759, Points 24.00, Book Level 6.40,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: New York: G.P. Putnam's; London: Little, Brown, 2009.

The seventeenth book in the Kay Scarpetta series, from No. 1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell. 'America's most chilling writer of crime fiction' The TimesIt is the week before Christmas.

The effects of the credit crunch have prompted Dr Kay Scarpetta to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

But in no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of dramatic 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 broadcast, she receives a startling call-in from a former psychiatric patient of Benton Wesley's.

When she returns after the show to the apartment where she and Benton live, she finds a suspicious package - possibly a bomb - waiting for her at the front desk.

Soon the apparent threat on Scarpetta's life finds her embroiled in a deadly plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionairess with whom Scarpetta's niece Lucy seems to have shared a secret past....


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