Kay Scarpetta Leaving behind her private forensic pathology
Kay Scarpetta #16
On Sale: December 2, 2008
Featuring: Kay Scarpetta
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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
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.
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