Port Mortuary

Port Mortuary

Paperback Scarpetta Novels

By (author) Patricia Cornwell

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  • Publisher: Sphere
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 34mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 28 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0751543926
  • ISBN 13: 9780751543926
  • Sales rank: 5,057

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Kay Scarpetta has been training at the Dover Port Mortuary, mastering the art of 'virtual autopsy' - a groundbreaking procedure that could soon revolutionise forensic science. And it is not too long before these new skills urgently need to be put into practice. A young man drops dead, apparently from a heart condition, eerily close to Scarpetta's home. But when his body is examined the next morning, there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked in the cooler. When the revolutionary 3D radiology scans reveal more shocking details about internal injuries unlike any Scarpetta has ever seen, she realizes that this is a case of murder - and that she is fighting a cunning and uniquely cruel enemy. Now it is a race against time to discover who and why before more people die. But that time is running out ...

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Patricia Cornwell's first novel, POSTMORTEM, was published in 1990 and won five international awards. Her Scarpetta novels have since become Number One bestsellers throughout the world.

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'A thrilling read Best Long, terse and brilliant...Cornwell, who has already won more prizes than you can shake a stick at, seems to be getting better and better City AM A gripping read made more chilling by Cornwell's note that the sci-fi technology she's describing actually exists Metro A bountiful offering from one of crime fiction's most celebrated authors...arguably her most accessible book in more than a decade Hartford Books Examiner