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All That Remains (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 3)
All That Remains - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 3
Author: Patricia Cornwell
ISBN-13: 9780743491532
ISBN-10: 074349153X
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 244 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
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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Helpful Score: 2
I have yet to read a Kay Scarpetta book that I didn't completely enjoy! This book is no exception!
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Kay Scarpetta--AWESOME
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Crime scence story, very CSI in nature.
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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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Helpful Score: 1
As always Cornwell does great work with Kay Scarpetta!!
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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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Kay Scarpetta must track down a killer before he takes his next couples' lives.
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Enjoyed story and character
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Fun read, but sort of confusing. Not Cornwell's best, but like I said, it is a fun read, like all of her books are.
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Great book! The usual edge-of-your-seat read!
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this is a great book, keeps you wanting to read from start to finish
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Great read!
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Another good read in the Scarpetta Mysteries!
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Third book of the series. After Postmortem, and Body of Evidence.
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Long live Kay Scarpetta! Good to the last page!
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Great read!
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Bone-rattling suspense.
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If you are a lover fear for your life. The past is unknown but will soon be known. It will be linked with the present. Follow Dr. Kay Scarpetta as she tries to find a link to the dead ends. While she tries to uncover what has been long since gone. A series of murders have been happening to happy couples but when they are found All That Remains are their bones...
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Was as good as the last one of hers I had read. She is a great author.
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This is a great book...four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. The daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend.

Again this is a great book...page turner
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another great book in the scarpetta series. couldnt put it down
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is on the trail of a serial killer that targets only couples and one of his latest victims comes from an important family, so the good guys really want this killer caught. The killer leaves a Jack of Hearts at each crime scene and steals the victims shoes and socks. And as usual, Kay has to have obstacles, like a persistent reporter who is writing a book about the crimes.
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Big Cornwell fan Good story
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If you liked the other Kay Scarpetta books you will enjoy this one too! If you haven't read them before, Cornwell has a great style and pace that keeps you hooked, and Scarpetta is a believable heroine. It's realistic you find yourself immersed right from the start! There is some detail when it comes to death and crime scenes, as the main character is a Chief Medical Examiner, but it's not overly graphic, distasteful, or grisly. I personally love Patricial Cornwell, and this book will not disappoint!
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Patricia Cornwells Kay Scarpetta is a character who becomes addicting. Smart, Funny, brave, and tough she is a character who sticks with you, and you will find yourself wanting to read the whole series. Chapters are on the shorter side so the book is easier to digest.
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Good but not as good as others in the Scarpetta saga. I enjoyed though
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I love the Kay Scarpetta novels - and this one had a really weird, sad twist at the end. Loved it.
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as usual with all of the kay scarpetta series books, this one was great. can't wait to read the next one. Patricia Cornwell is one of my most favorite writers.
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This is another great Kay Scarpetta novel!
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Early in the Marino/Scarpette relationship - Benton is in the story but not yet in the picture for Kay. Gotta read for Scarpetta lovers to hear about early items that realtionships built in later books. Gotta read for any reason!
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Love Cornwell!
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Another great Dr. Scarpetta story.
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Series is addictive. Keeps your interest. You will not be able to wait for the next to come out.
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One of my favorite stories in the Scarpetta series, excellent story with lots of information, twists and turns and a great finish. You gotta read these if you love a great book.
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great read as are all of Cornwell's books.
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I like books in which you can at least attempt to figure out the whodunit. This book did not allow that, so I didn't enjoy it too much.
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Excellent continuation with Kay and the other characters.
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i enjoyes this book.
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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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Cornwell's third Scarpetta book. Much better than the later books when the characters are all angry and unpleasant.
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Patricia Cornwell's heart-stopping thriller featuring gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.
In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. Following a macabre trial of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past, Kay must draw upon her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as skilled at eliminating clues as Kay is at finding them........
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I've read most of her books. I've liked some more than others but find I want to know what is going on with the characters.
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Cornwell continues strong
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Good Read
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A really good read! Hard to put down.
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An early entry in the Kay Scarpetta series
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Great suspense if you like tracking medical examiners trying to figure out who did what. Cornwell continues her riveting mystery as to who is killing these young couples.
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Abridged version. Slipcover very worn, but not torn. Great book! Love Cornwell!
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This book is intense! Great Read!
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I really appreciate books where the main characters are not simply young, gorgeous, and up for sex anytime, anywhere. The Kay Scarpetta books are interesting, tightly woven stories that keep me reading until the last page. This one is no different. Dr. Scarpetta is after a killer who has already murdered four couples, and now he's taken another couple. She has to find him before he kills these last two. To add to the suspense, the young woman whose life is on the line is the daughter of a high-profile political figure. Patricia Cornwell has a proven track record, and this book is a very good read.
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Patricia Cornwells Kay Scarpetta is a character who becomes addicting. Smart, Funny, brave, and tough she is a character who sticks with you, and you will find yourself wanting to read the whole series. Chapters are on the shorter side so the book is easier to digest.
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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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Five young couples have perished in similar circumstances,and are found months after they were reported missing. Dr. Scarpetta learns the FBI is withholding vital evidence.
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another good book from Patricia Conrwell
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Typical Cornwell novel featuring Dr. Kay Scarpetta. If you like the others, you'll like this one.
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Very good author...keeps you enthralled and on the edge of your seat.
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Based on a true story, which makes it all the more creepy.
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Patricia Cornwells Kay Scarpetta is a character who becomes addicting. Smart, Funny, brave, and tough she is a character who sticks with you, and you will find yourself wanting to read the whole series. Chapters are on the shorter side so the book is easier to digest.
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If you are a fan of "Bones", you will love this book. The Kay Scarpetta series keeps you wanting more of her books. It has action, gruesome murder, amazing deductive reasoning, imminent danger for the key characters. Try this book, you will love it. I have more like this.
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You just can't miss with a Kay Scarpetta novel! She's good, skilled, funny, and makes you wish you could be her just for awhile! Great reading!!!!
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By Patricia Cornwell. Unabridged, nine hours of listening on three audio cassettes.
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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This book will not disappoint in the continuing series about Dr. Kay Scarpetta.
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PRETTY GOOD!
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Riveting...Compelling...Original...Dr. Kay Scarpetta is up against a serial killer who targets young lovers. Four couples have disappeared, only to turn up dead months afterward...Now a fifth pair is missing, and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drugs.Battling political pressure as well as a murderer.
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Read a few of Cornwell's books and haven't been able to get in to them so I am trying to pass them on.
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"Dr. Kay Scarpetta is up against a serial killer who targets young lovers. Four couples have disappeared, only to turn up dead months afterward..Now a fifth pair is missing, and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drugs. Battling political pressure as well as a murderer...Scarpetta uses a microscope in her forensic lab the way Sherlock Holmes wielded a magnifying glass."
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Kay Scarpetta is up against a serial killer who targets young lovers. Four couples have disappeared, only to turn up dead months afterward...Now a fifth pair is missing, and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drugs. Battling political pressure as well as murder...Scarpetta uses a microscope in her forensic lab the way Sherlock Holems wielded a magnifying glass
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is up against a serial killer who targets young lovers. Four couples have disappeared, only to turn up dead months afterward. Now a fifth pair is missing, and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drugs. Battling political pressure as well as a murderer....
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is up against a serial killer who targets young lovers. Four couples have disappeared, only to turn up dead months afterward. Now a 5th pair is missing, and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drugs.
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Excellent as expected. One of the earlier books in the series (e.g., Lucy is still in grade school).
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excellent book!
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Love Patricia Cornwell!!!!!
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A serial killer is after young lovers. A really good mystery.
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VERY GOOD - ENTERTAINING
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AWESOME READ!!!!!
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Patricia Cornwells Kay Scarpetta is a character who becomes addicting. Smart, Funny, brave, and tough she is a character who sticks with you, and you will find yourself wanting to read the whole series. Chapters are on the shorter side so the book is easier to digest.
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The 3rd book in the series featuring Dr. Kay Scarpetta who is a chief medical examiner in Richmond, Virginia.
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well written, as usual by this author, if you read the Kay Scarpetta series it's another good one.
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excellent
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If you like Kay Scarpetta books you'll like this book. A serial killer is targeting young lovers. Four couples have disappeared and the mother of the girl in the fifth couple was recently named by the president to head the war on drugs. No pressure here Kay! This book keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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Great thriller
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Dr. Kay Scarpettia is up against a serial killer who targets young lovers. Four couples have disappeared, only to turn up dead months afterward...Now a fifth pair is missing and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drugs.
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This book is about a serial killer who targets young lovers. Exciting and terrifying.
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A serial killer has been targeting young lovers and Dr. Scarpetta is involved in trying to figure out who has been doing it. This is one of those books you want to keep reading!
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Another entertaining read that only took me a day to read!
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Patricia Cornwell has a great series going. Interesting in the ME's lab and hold on to your seat when the ending is near!
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Excellent book. First Cornwell book I have read. Now I am looking for the rest of the series. A+
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Patricia Cornwells Kay Scarpetta is a character who becomes addicting. Smart, Funny, brave, and tough she is a character who sticks with you, and you will find yourself wanting to read the whole series. Chapters are on the shorter side so the book is easier to digest.
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This was a most excellent book. Once again, Patricia Cornwell does not disappoint her readers. This book kept me on the edge of my seat, from page one. A must read for all Cornwell, and Scarpetta fans.
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I like the character Dr. Kay Scarpetta in Patricia Cornwell's books. This particular one is about 4 couples who have disappeared,turned up dead and the Dr. solves it in her forensic lab.
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"Riveting...compelling... original...

Dr. Kay Scarpetta is up against a serial killer who targets young lovers. Four couples have disappeared, only to turn up dead months afterward... Now a fifth pair is missing , and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drugs. Battling political pressure as well as a murderer...SCARPETTA USES A MICROSCOPE IN HER FORENSIC LAB THE WAY SHERLOCK HOMLES WIELDED A MAGNIFYING GLASS."

"A HECKUVA GOOD THRILLER"
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I really enjoyed this book. It was hard to put down.
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An excellent mystery
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I have read the entire Scarpetta series and have loved them all. This one is no exception.
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Dr, Kay Scarpetta going against a serial killer who targets young couples. Good page turning mystery.
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A great fast read!
It is a wonderful adventure with an ending that will surprise most Scarpetta fans. It is a bit predictable, but not completely so it keeps your interst going.
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Scary and intense, just the way a Kay Scarpetta mystery should be!
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This book kept me up all night reading. I couldn't put it down. Definitely a good read, but if you're going to read this book, start with the book Postmortem. It's the first in the Scarpetta series. Patricia Cornwell's got me hooked on this series. The characters are so well written that I can picture their every movement. Wonderful book.
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This is one of Cornwell's earlier books in this series but it is really good.
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Another fabulous Kay Scarpetta tale, serial killer, oblique clues, powerful families. Marino's trying to clean up his act to woo back his wife, and ex-boyfriend Mark makes an appearance.
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I read this one quite a while ago. But I remember it being very good. I don't care for the lastest Kay Scarpetta books. But this one is good.
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Kay Scarpetta tries to save young couples targeted by a serial killer.
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A serial killer is loose in Richmond, specializing in attractive young couples whose bodies are invariably found in the woods months later minus their shoes andsocks. Chief Medical Officer Dr Kay Scarpetta finds herself tracking a killer whoscrupulously eliminates every clue, rendering all her forensic skills useless. This time it's her courage and intuition on the line in a race against time.
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Patricia Cornwells Kay Scarpetta is a character who becomes addicting. Smart, Funny, brave, and tough she is a character who sticks with you, and you will find yourself wanting to read the whole series. Chapters are on the shorter side so the book is easier to digest.
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A Kay Scarpetta Thriller. Combines mystery, forensic science, and gripping writing. Very good book. CSI before CSI
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"INTENSE... Patricia Cornwell writes with grisly authenticity about the sights, sounds and smells of the morgue and the intricacies of the police procedures."

- Los Angeles Times
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The 3rd in the Kay Scarpetta series. Just as good as the others, I can't wait to read the next one!
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The tension between Scarpetta and Marino as usual and Mark James returns. A good mystery and a little convuluted subplot. Kept me up past my bedtime
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Another great read by Patricia Cornwell. Love that Dr. Kay Scarpetta.
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Kay rocks! Love the forensic anthropology, written before the days of CSI!
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is up against a serial killer who targets young lovers.
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good condition. minor shelf wear.
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Kay Scarpetta is up against a serieal killer who targets young lovers. Four couples have disappeared, only to turn up dead months afterward. Now a fifth pair is missing and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drugs. It is captivating and you'll probably stay up all night turning the pages.
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One of the earliest in the Dr. Kay Scarpetta series - a good beginning that introduces characters who become fully rounded in Cornwell's later books. This book involves the murders of four young couples. In the days before high technology CSI type of forensics, Scarpetta solves this mystery with the aide of a microscope.
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Very exciting. I didn't figure this one out.
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All of the Patricia Cornwell books are great. This one has action, adventure, & murder.
Kay Scarpetta is a great character. Any of you that like Forensic Files will love these books.
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From School Library Journal
YA-- The decomposed bodies of Fred Cheyney and Deborah Harvey don't show up for months, well into Dr. Kay Scarpetta's account of her investigation into their disappearance. The two lovers are the fifth pair in a string of mysterious ``couple murders,'' all bearing the same characteristics: two young people completely vanish, leaving behind an abandoned car and no clues about their fate. Months later the skeletal remains are found by hunters in remote wooded locales, and no evidence about the causes of death can be discovered. At the same time, the FBI appears to be foiling attempts to discover the identity of the murderer by withholding crime-scene information, and Kay's old friend Abby, a newspaper reporter, complicates matters by conducting her own search for the truth. This rich brew makes for a compelling story to which Cornwell has added such stand-bys from her two previous Scarpetta novels as Pete Marino, a middle-aged police detective, and Benton Wesley, an FBI investigator who knows how to keep a secret. Mystery-loving YAs and fans of Cornwell's previous novels will enjoy her latest.
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Hard to put down. One of her best ones in the series.
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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"A killer is stalking young lovers. Taking their lives...and leaving just one tantilizing clue..." A Dr. Kay Scarpetta Forensic Novel.

Fun, fast and compelling.
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In Richmond, Va. young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfrend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. Following a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past, Kay must draw upon her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as skilled at eliminationg clues as Kay is at finding them.
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is up against a serial killer who targts young lovers. Four couples have disappeared, only to turn up dead months afterward. Now a fifth pair is missing and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drugs.

"Captivating...What a Ride!! You'll probably stay up all night turning the pages."
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Four young couples have been found murdered and mutilated. When the daughter and boyfriend of the president's newest drug czar disappear, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short as she follows a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homocides to the past.
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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Very good book with a twist ending.
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An oldie but goodie Kay Scarpetta mystery. Kay is up against a serial killer who targets young lovers and when the fifth pair is missing and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president, things get hairy. Good fast read with plenty of action.l
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One of her best and most thrilling.
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Patricia at her best (as always) with a Kay Scarpetta book. A very surprising twist to this one!
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is up against a serial killer who targets young lovers. Four couples have disappeared, only to turn up dead months afterward. Now a fifth pair is missing, and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drugs. Now Kayis battling political pressure as well as a murderer.
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A good tale told well, cornwell keeeps you in the forefront of the story
it like being there and watching the events unfold.
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4 couples have disappeared and found dead, and now another couple is missing.
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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Kay Scarpetta must find a serial killer who's killing young lovers.
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I have three chapters left and can not lay the book down, I have to know who the culprit is
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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great book wonderful author
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The author's story telling is getting a bit better than her first two in the series, although sometimes I really have to wonder if an M.E. has this much excitement in their jobs. I guess I've never thought that they would be doing so much detective work out in the field as Scarpetta does.

Kay is also starting to grow on me and not make me roll my eyes as much as usual with her egoism. If this continues into future books is yet to be seen though.

And, a spoiler alert. I can't believe that after how warped Mrs. Harvey acted throughout the book that no one thought to watch her when the suspect was released on arraignment for the minor charged he had gotten caught for. It was like everyone who came into contact with this grieving, yet crazy, woman was blind. I can't believe no one thought she'd pull a vigilante justice like she did.

Overall, good story, though and looking forward to the next one.
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Love all Cornwell, get a big kick out of her at times, and good as always.
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One critique writes - Captivating..what a ride!..you'll probably stay up all night turning the pages.
A heartstopping thriller featuring gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.
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Great Cornwell! Early Scarpetta
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Very good. . .it made me want more from Cornwell.
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Dr, Kay is up against a serial killer who targets young lover. Four couples have disappeared,only to turn up dead months afterward..Now a fifth pair is missing,and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drugs .Battling political pressure as well as a murderer..
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Conditioned by my previous experiences with detective novels whenever I begin a Scarpetta book I expect a straightforward mystery, and every time Cornwell crafts a story that's everything but. Oh, there is a mystery alright, but there is also a very strong human element and the more I get to know Kay Scarpetta and her circle the more clearly I see it. It is possible of course that this human element is becoming more prominent, with every consecutive book being more about the people than the crime, the crime being a catalyst for this humanity to manifest itself and provide a macabre backdrop for it. And you know what? I like seeing something more layered than an cold investigation into disappearances and deaths, I like seeing characters stretch themselves, doubt themselves and their friends and colleagues, struggle through life's problems and emerge changed, even just a little bit. I like seeing relationship develop through the mundane things, and Cornwell delivers that every time. In case you're wondering what it is I'm talking about: here Kay doubts her friendship with Abby Turnbull, the reporter she first met in Postmortem, because Abby isn't being particularly straightforward about her involvement in Scarpetta's latest case. It is also in this book that she realizes that the more she works with Marino the more she likes him, despite his unkempt appearance and irritating behavior, and a true friendship begins to emerge. And last but not least there are the frustrations of finding herself in the middle of basically a face-off between the FBI, the DA's office and higher echelons of government. Cornwell uses these situations wonderfully to develop her characters and since they are so significant in the story they become the stage of power plays and the really dramatic scenes.
Politics is big in this book and Cornwell explores the effects of it on people's lives with her usual delicate but firm touch. The potential of a cover-up in her daughter's murder case pushes a prominent politician over the edge and the question of whether she ruined her own career or was helped along the way is a major point of contention in this book. There is also the matter of whether being a public figure at a time like what this politician's family is going through is a blessing or a curse and the reality that there is more than one answer to this question. The fact that Cornwell raises these issues and that everything filters through Kay, the protagonist, makes her a complex individual who navigates a personal and professional maze every day and knows that things are much less straightforward than she would like them to be, a person who regularly thinks about life and people, and not just on a simple day-to-day level.
My only concern with this novel is that if Cornwell continues along the path she is on the politics will grow to dominate the story and while it is a fertile field for character development I would hate to see it happen - politics tend to make things convoluted and much talk about views and positions on issues is not something I enjoy in my fiction. I think she struck a nice balance in this book and hope the next novels don't veer off into a lot of talk and little action.
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As always a book by Cornwell good to last page.
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I love Dr Scarpetta!
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I love Cornwell's books as well as John Grishman's.
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In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. Following a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past, Kay must draw upon her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as skilled at eliminating clues as Kay is at finding them..
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A Dr. Scarpetta book.
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Like I said before I love this author. And want to read all of her books.
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Another good Patricia Cornwell novel.
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is up against a serial killer who targets young lovers. Four couples have disappeared, only to turn up dead months afterward.. Now a 5th pair is missing, and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drugs. Battling political pressure as well as a murder...
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Continuing the Scarpetta series.
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Patricia Cornwell is a great author... or so I've been told. I have read several of her books and I just don't think they are that great. However, Many other people like her and she's selling more books than I am, so I don't feel I have room to complain.
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Another great book by Cornwell
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Dr, Kay Scarpetta is up against a serial killer who trgets young lovers. Four couples have disappeared, only to turn up dead months afterward...Now a fifth pair is missing =, and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drupgs. Battling polictical pressure as well as a murder...
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"Gruesome Detail, but Still a Five Star Thriller"

"Dr. Kay Scarpetta is on the trail of a serial killer that targets only couples and one of his latest victims comes from an important family, so the good guys really want this killer caught. The killer leaves a Jack of Hearts at each crime scene and steals the victims shoes and socks. And as usual, Kay has to have obstacles, like a persistent reporter who is writing a book about the crimes."
-according to amazon.com
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From publisher: Dr. Kay Scarpetta is up against a serial killer who targets young lovers. Four couples have disappeared, only to turn up dead months afterward ... Now a fifth pair is missing and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drugs. Scarpetta uses a microscope in her forensic lab the way Sherlock Holmes wielded a magnifying glass.
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From back of book:

Dr. Kay Scarpetta is up against a serial killer who targets young lovers. Four couples have disappeared, only to turn up dead months afterward.....Now a fifth pair is missing, and the mother of the girl is a powerhouse recently named by the president to head his war on drugs. Battling political pressure as well as a murderer.....
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