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    DescriptionView our feature on Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta.From America's #1 bestselling crime writers comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel.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 ever heard.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. Watch a Video


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    Title
    Scarpetta
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patricia Cornwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 579
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780425230169
    ISBN 10: 0425230163
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    DC21: 813.54
    B&T General Subject: 360
    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
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FT
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022040
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: D4
    Libri: I-FT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 36
    B&T Approval Code: A23400000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: P26101878
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000
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    LC classification: PS3553.O692 S26 2009
    Thema V1.0: FH
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    01 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY