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All That Remains (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 3)
All That Remains - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 3
Author: Patricia Cornwell
When the daughter of powerful Washington politician, National Drug Policy Director, Pat Harvey, and boyfriend turn up missing, the services of Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner of Richmond, New Jersey, are called upon once again. Four other couples have disappeared in similar fashion and have eventually been found murdered, all within a ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780684193953
ISBN-10: 0684193957
Publication Date: 8/17/1992
Pages: 416
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4 stars, based on 234 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Good suspense mystery; ended a little too neatly.
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Another Kay Scarpetta murder thriller. Takes place in Richmond, Virginia, where young lovers are being murdered. The hunt for the killer is exciting. A real page turner.
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I have yet to read a Kay Scarpetta book that I didn't completely enjoy! This book is no exception!
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When the daughter of powerful Washington politician, National Drug Policy Director, Pat Harvey, and boyfriend turn up missing, the services of Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner of Richmond, New Jersey, are called upon once again. Four other couples have disappeared in similar fashion and have eventually been found murdered, all within a fifty-five mile radius of Williamsburg (Virginia). Scarpetta is called to a local rest area where Ms. Harvey's daughter, Deborah's, jeep has been found. When last seen, the couple was headed to the Harvey beach home in said jeep. A new investigation begins. Investigators, powerful politicians, and covert operations agents speculate as to whether or not this case is associated with Harvey's job or is it, perhaps, the fifth in a series of couple murders. As is often the case in Cornwell's stories, it becomes a question of who knows what and what is the real truth behind events and motives.

The murders have been particularly gruesome, and when found, all that remains of the young people are some bones and clothing, along with a jack of hearts playing card. Also, in each case, the victims' shoes and socks cannot be found. Scarpetta and Richmond homicide detective, Pete Marino, follow various leads, spend considerable time speculating on the who and why of the murders, while investigative reporter, Abby Turnbull, seems to be terrified about something (Marino doesn't trust her). Ex-lover, Mark James, makes an appearance and temporarily heats up the personal side of Scarpetta's life again. In the end the killer is found and the murders solved, but at tremendous cost to the Harvey family and to others. An excellent read.
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Patricia Cornwall knows how to keep the pages turning in the Scarpetta series When Scarpetta is faced with the return of her journalist friend, Abby, who is investigating the same puxxling murders of 5 young couples, Scarpetta has to wonder if she is feeding information to someone else. Especially to illustrious Pat Harvey, mother of the last slain girl and "drug czar" of the federal government.Is the FBI withholding vital information from Scarpetta? Is someone inside the CIA commiting these murders? If so, why? And how is her friend, Abby, involved?
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"Pathologist Kay Scarpetta searches for the cause of death in the case of five young couples whose decomposed bodies are found without shoes and socks deep in the woods. Bones, fragments of clothing, and a jack of hearts are all that remain."- worldcat.org
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This book is intense! Great Read!
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I enjoyed reading this book. From the beginning this was a fast paced never dull read. Twist and turns till the very end.

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