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    Dust (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries) (Hardback) By (author) Patricia Cornwell

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    DescriptionFrom the world's number-one bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has just returned from working one of the worst mass murders in U.S. history when she's awakened at an early hour by Detective Pete Marino. A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT and it's suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineer Gail Shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy Cambridge bar. It appears she's been murdered, mere weeks before the trial of her $100 million lawsuit against her former financial managers, and Scarpetta doubts it's a coincidence. She also fears the case may have a connection with her computer genius niece, Lucy. At a glance there is no sign of what killed Gail Shipton, but she's covered with a fine dust that under ultraviolet light fluoresces brilliantly in three vivid colors, what Scarpetta calls a mineral fingerprint. Clearly the body has been posed with chilling premeditation that is symbolic and meant to shock, and Scarpetta has reason to worry that the person responsible is the Capital Murderer, whose most recent sexual homicides have terrorized Washington, D.C. Stunningly, Scarpetta will discover that her FBI profiler husband, Benton Wesley, is convinced that certain people in the government, including his boss, don't want the killer caught. In "Dust," Scarpetta and her colleagues are up against a force far more sinister than a sexual predator who fits the criminal classification of a "spectacle killer." The murder of Gail Shipton soon leads deep into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology, organized crime, and shocking corruption at the highest levels. With unparalleled high-tension suspense and the latest in forensic technology, Patricia Cornwell once again proves her exceptional ability to surprise--and to thrill.


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    Title
    Dust
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patricia Cornwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 495
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 66 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780399157578
    ISBN 10: 0399157573
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11200
    B&T Approval Code: P26303000
    B&T General Subject: 550
    Ingram Subject Code: FT
    Libri: AMER3730, ENGM1020
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022040
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 36
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    B&T Approval Code: P26101878
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC030000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3553.O692 D87 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FH, FFS
    Publisher
    Putnam Adult
    Imprint name
    Putnam Adult
    Publication date
    11 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    PATRICIA CORNWELL's most recent bestsellers include The Bone Bed, Red Mist, Port Mortuary, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper--Case Closed. Her earlier works include Postmortem--the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year--and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author.
    Review quote
    "When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell." --"The New York Times Book Review"