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Predator  (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 14)
Predator - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 14
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Kay Scarpetta and her colleagues - Benton Wesley, Pete Marino, and her niece Lucy Farinelli - have a series of forensic cases as haunting as any they have ever tackled. Working with the National Forensic Institute in Florida, Scarpetta and Marino examine the X-rays of a man who has died from a shotgun blast to the chest. But the pellets embedded...  more
ISBN-13: 9780425210277
ISBN-10: 0425210278
Publication Date: 9/26/2006
Pages: 464
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 525 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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This was better than I expected (I'd read some bad reviews), but not nearly as good as earlier Scarpetta works. In some places it felt very forced, to be honest. It's worth reading to keep up with the series if you're a fan. If you're not a huge fan though, it probably wouldn't be worth your time.
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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I haven't enjoyed Cornweill's Kay Scarpetta books as well since she began freelancing. I never got excited about this one,"disconnected."
If you are diehard Cornwell fan you will like it.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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I have read other books by this author, and while not great literature, they've been engrossing and a quick read. I found this one over-stuffed with characters, confusing and just a complete jumble. I kept reading hoping things would all tie together, but it just didn't deliver. I felt as if the ending was rushed because a deadline was looming large. Can't recommend this one.

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  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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PREDATOR
Scarpetta, now freelancing with the National Forensic Academy in Florida, digs into a case more bizarre than any she has ever faced, one that has produced not only unusual physical evidence, but also tantalizing clues about the inner workings of an extremely cunning and criminal mind.

She and her team-Pete Marino, Benton Wesley, and her niece, Lucy-track the odd connections between several horrific crimes and the people who are the likely suspects. As one psychopath, safety behind bars and the subject of a classified scientific study at a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital, teases Scarpetta with tips that could be fact-or fantasy-the number of killers on the loose seems to multiply. Are these events related or merely random? And what can the study of one man's brain tell them about the methods of a psychopath still lurking in the shadows?
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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This overplotted and cumbersome story of a Scarpetta's search for a serial killer relies entirely too heavily on the reader's familiarity with multiple characters from past novels in the series, and ultimately collapses under its own weight. There's an interesting twist at the end, but there are also major plot noodles left dangling.
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Investigating the disappearance of two sisters in Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta follows clues that twist and turn, leading her into a psychopathic depths of a jailed serial killer's mind...

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