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Scarpetta (Book 21)

Scarpetta: Book #21

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From 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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Scarpetta Series


Postmortem
Postmortem
Patricia Cornwell
Body of Evidence
Body of Evidence
Patricia Cornwell
All That Remains
All That Remains
Patricia Cornwell
Cruel and Unusual
Cruel and Unusual
Patricia Cornwell
Cause of Death
Cause of Death
Patricia Cornwell
Unnatural Exposure
Unnatural Exposure
Patricia Cornwell
Abridged
Trace - Abridged
Trace - Abridged
Patricia Cornwell
Trace
Trace
Patricia Cornwell
Book of the Dead
Book of the Dead
Patricia Cornwell
Abridged
Book of the Dead - Abridged
Book of the Dead - Abridged
Patricia Cornwell
Scarpetta
Scarpetta
Patricia Cornwell
Abridged
Scarpetta - Abridged
Scarpetta - Abridged
Patricia Cornwell
Abridged
The Scarpetta Factor - Abridged
The Scarpetta Factor - Abridged
Patricia Cornwell
The Scarpetta Factor
The Scarpetta Factor
Patricia Cornwell
Port Mortuary
Port Mortuary
Patricia Cornwell
Abridged
Port Mortuary - Abridged
Port Mortuary - Abridged
Patricia Cornwell
Red Mist
Red Mist
Patricia Cornwell
The Bone Bed
The Bone Bed
Patricia Cornwell
Dust
Dust
Patricia Cornwell
Southern Cross
Southern Cross
Patricia Cornwell
Point of Origin
Point of Origin
Patricia Cornwell
Black Notice
Black Notice
Patricia Cornwell
Hornet's Nest
Hornet's Nest
Patricia Cornwell
The Last Precinct
The Last Precinct
Patricia Cornwell
Blow Fly
Blow Fly
Patricia Cornwell
Isle of Dogs
Isle of Dogs
Patricia Cornwell
Flesh and Blood
Flesh and Blood
Patricia Cornwell
Chaos
Chaos
Patricia Cornwell
Coming Soon
Autopsy
Autopsy
Patricia Cornwell
Abridged
Cause of Death - Abridged
Cause of Death - Abridged
Patricia Cornwell
Chaos
Chaos
Patricia Cornwell

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