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Unnatural Exposure (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 8)
Unnatural Exposure - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 8
Author: Patricia Cornwell
ISBN-13: 9780425163405
ISBN-10: 0425163407
Publication Date: 7/1/1998
Pages: 367
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 622 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Virginia chief medical examiner, Kay Scarpetta and her niece, FBI agent Lucy investagates the dismembered remains of woman found in a Virginia landfill. The murder is connected to a deranged serial killer. I like this book. It is paced with tension and constant surprises.
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Helpful Score: 2
Even though this one was short, it was probably the best book in the series. The villain actually caught me by surprise and the ending didn't feel rushed like others have prior. Definitely looking forward to reading the next book after this one!
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Helpful Score: 1
Even though this one was short, it was probably the best book in the series. The villain actually caught me by surprise and the ending didn't feel rushed like others have prior. Definitely looking forward to reading the next book after this one!
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I am a BIG fan of Patrica Cornwell--and her Kay Scarpetta series--are just AWESOME!! My goal is to have all of the Kay Scarpetta series. ANYBODY out there with any Kay Scarpetta series from Patrica Cornwell--contact me! KYCountryLADY@aol.com
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Even though this one was short, it was probably the best book in the series. The villain actually caught me by surprise and the ending didn't feel rushed like others have prior. Definitely looking forward to reading the next book after this one!
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Even though this one was short, it was probably the best book in the series. The villain actually caught me by surprise and the ending didn't feel rushed like others have prior. Definitely looking forward to reading the next book after this one!
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Even though this one was short, it was probably the best book in the series. The villain actually caught me by surprise and the ending didn't feel rushed like others have prior. Definitely looking forward to reading the next book after this one!
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The last good book in the series, before it became centered on Lucy and the plots became more and more far fetched.
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Even though this one was short, it was probably the best book in the series. The villain actually caught me by surprise and the ending didn't feel rushed like others have prior. Definitely looking forward to reading the next book after this one!
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This book in the Scarpetta series takes Kay from Virginia to Ireland and back again. Scarpetta becomes exposed to a rare virus during her investigation of a murder.
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I liked it pretty much, didn't seem to jump around like the first book of PC's I read.
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Another good Kay Scarpetta mystery. New York Times Book Review says, "Scarpetta is back on her game and in peak form."
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Great book.
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A scarpetta novel.
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I have always loved her books she is a great writer and her books are great
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Cornwell doing her usual thing... entertaining with gruesome details. Nice book.
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From the Publisher
Always packed with unrelieved tension and constant surprises, a new novel from Patricia Cornwell is cause for celebration. Virginia's chief medical examiner, Kay Scarpetta, is called in to examine the remains of a woman found in a landfill, her body dismembered in the same expert way she'd seen before. And while Scarpetta is investigating, the bold killer contacts her through the Internet, inviting her to download the police photos, and signs off with the chilling name, deadoc. When Scarpetta and her niece discover that the victim was exposed to a rare smallpox-like virus before she died, she realizes that they re up against a killer with access to an incredible arsenal of deadly force -- and now it's directed at her!

From The Critics
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In this return to the luridly fascinating world of Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Cornwell delivers the goods her fans love best. Moving from serial dismemberment to a high-tech virus that threatens a pox-like epidemic, this eighth appearance (following last year's Cause of Death) of the compulsive forensics pathologist who is Virginia's Medical Examiner and a consultant to the FBI ranges from Dublin to Richmond, Va., making stops at a tiny barrier island in the Chesapeake Bay and the government's huge biological defense facility in Dugway, Utah. Tours of Graceland in Memphis and Atlanta's Center for Disease Control are added before the closing in London. The dismembered corpse of an elderly woman found in a Virginia landfill doesn't quite fit the profile of earlier dismemberments; also puzzling is the pattern of pustules found on the torso. As Scarpetta follows the forensics clues, she faces the unscrupled ambitions of a slick FBI agent; the difficulties encountered by Lucy, her beloved niece, computer genius and a lesbian; her own exposure to the unidentified, sometimes fatal virus (and subsequent quarantine); and the turbulent ambivalence of her feelings for Agent Wesley Benton. Fully as satisfying as previous Kay Scarpetta novels, this one is built on a sturdy workmanlike plot and doles out rewards in the gory, high-tech details, allowing readers to overlook the lapses of Cornwell's non-Scarpetta venture in this year's earlier "Hornet's Nest."
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta investigates a body found in a land fill. The more she delves in to the case the more concerned she is that the killer is a psychopath and then he starts e-mailing her. Great story.
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Her books are always good. Kay Scarpetta is a facinating character and the story is excellent as always.
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Part of the Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner of VA, series. Several of the CSI episodes on TV are based on this series. I say, start at the beginning... check patriciacornwell.com for a list of all the books in the series.
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Interesting, but the author doesn't really give you many clues from which you can try to solve the mystery, if you like that sort of thing.
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Intense,cunning plotted, great!
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AWESOME book! It kept me guessing all the way to the end. The ending was actually a surprise which is rare for me!
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Wow, another great read from the Kay Scarpetta series, fast paced, lots of twists and turns, you will love it!
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Another fantastic read by Patricia Cornwell - makes you wish you were Kay Scarpetta!
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This is one of the few paperback series that I have kept. They are intelligently written from a professional woman's point of view. Very detailed. A small amount of formula doesn't detract from the entertainment value. I have read this series again and again.
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wonderful author, great book.
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I received this book from a pen pal because I was looking for new books to read. The book was great. Kay Scarpetta is a caring and intelligent well rounded character. I am trying not to write a spoiler. I can say that it kept me on the edge of my seat and I was completely surprised by the ending. I like books that have a surprise ending much better than ones that are so predicable. Kay Scarpetta is the chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. The book moves fast but not so fast that you get lost. I learned so much while reading this book, too. I gave it five stars because it deserves it. No I want to read other Patricia Cornwell's books about Kay Scarpetta...
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Her books are great
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Another great book in the series
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This was a very good story. A hard to put down.
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When the body of an elderly woman is found dismembered in a Virginia landfill, Kay Scarpetta initially believes that the clues mirror that of a serial killer she's encountered before.
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Excellent story!!
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In this return to luridly facinating world of Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Cornwell delivers the goods.
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When a dismembered body minus its extremities and a head is found at a garbage dump, Virginia's chief medical examiner, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, thinks it is the work of a serial killer, who has mutilated nine other victims. Upon completing a comprehensive autopsy, Kay concludes that this is not the work of the serial killer, but a brilliant individual trying to disguise the murder as if it was. Kay is drawn deeper into the case when the perpetrator, calling himself Deaddoc, contacts her via AOL to showcase actual scenes of the dismemberment. It is obvious that the culprit has fixated on Kay, knowing information about her personal and professional lives that no stranger would normally know.

As Kay struggles to learn who she is dealing with and why, the killer reveals the logic behind his deadly game. On a small island off the Virginia coast, a woman is discovered dead, the victim of a smallpox-like virus. Evidence links Deaddoc's victim to that of the deceased female. It becomes clear that the law enforcement officials are dealing with a diabolical fiend who has the means to unleash a new plague upon mankind. Kay and company desperately try to catch a maniac before he can unleash his deadly plan. She comes to grip with her own mortality, an epiphany that will change her life if she is fortunate to live long enough to do something about it.

This is simply a brilliant work by a writer who is at the acme of her talent. Patricia Cornwell delivers a heart-thumping medical thriller that has a thrill a minute. She also provides new insight into characters that readers thought they knew and understood completely. Unnatural Exposure allows readers to enter the heart and mind of Scarpetta in a way rarely seen in fiction. This provides a new comprehension as to what motivates her to be so driven without seeming to enjoy life. This novel is another winner from the premier writer of the genre today.
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Even though this one was short, it was probably the best book in the series. The villain actually caught me by surprise and the ending didn't feel rushed like others have prior. Definitely looking forward to reading the next book after this one!
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Even though this one was short, it was probably the best book in the series. The villain actually caught me by surprise and the ending didn't feel rushed like others have prior. Definitely looking forward to reading the next book after this one!
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Unabridged 11 hours 7 cassettes
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta at her best!! A very gripping novel!
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta investigates an international serial killer that dismembers bodies and dumps them in landfills. Not only does the killer contact her online, but Kay also realizes that the last victim was exposed to a rare smallpox-like virus and she may also be infected. This killer is unlike any she has seen before, and the game has just begun.
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The book was classic Scarpetta with detailed description of her trade as Medical Examiner. Good plot which was a little hurried to tie together at the end.

Otherwise, enjoyable.
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A body is discovered in a Virginia landfil. The details- expert removal of head and limbs-mirror that of a case Dr. Kay Scarpetta has been investiigatin in Ireland. But for contacts he via th Internet,signing off with the ominous screen name deadoc. As her invertigation deepens,Scarpetta discovers that the victim in Virginia was exposed to a rare smallpox-like virus before she was killed ,and that Scarpetta herself could be infected.
Now she knows she is up against a killer unlike any she has pursued before-a relentless psychopath with access to an incredibly sophisticated arsenal of deadly force. And with a very presonal interest in seeing Kay Scarpetta suffer.
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A body is discovered in a Virginia landfill. The details, expert removal of head and limbs--mirror that of a case Dr. Kay Scarpetta has been investigating in Ireland. But for Scarpetta, the game has only justs begun. The killer boldly contacts her via the Internet, signing of with the ominous screen name deadoc. As her investigation deepens, Scarpetta discovers that the victim in Virginia was exposed to a rare smallpos-like virus before she was killed and that Scarpetta herself could be infected. Now she knows she is up against a killer unlike any she has pursued before. And with a very personal interest in seeing Kay Scarpetta suffer.
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Wow...I didn't see that coming! The ending was really a surprise. I have read several of the books in the Scarpetta series and this was a new one for me...taking me back to an earlier time in Kay's life. The science always facinates me too.
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Virginia Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has a bloody puzzle on her hands: five headless, limbless cadavers in Ireland, plus four similar victims in a landfill back home. Is a serial butcher loose in Virginia? That's what the panicked public thinks, thanks to a local TV reporter who got the leaked news from her boyfriend, Scarpetta's vile rival, Investigator Percy Ring. But the butchered bodies are so many red herrings intended to throw idiots like Ring off the track. Instead of a run-of-the-mill serial killer, we're dealing with a shadowy figure who has plans involving mutant smallpox, mass murder, and messing with Scarpetta's mind by e-mailing her gory photos of the murder scenes, along with cryptic AOL chat-room messages. The coolest innovation: Scarpetta's gorgeous genius niece, Lucy, equips her with a DataGlove and a VPL Eyephone, and she takes a creepy virtual tour of the e-mailed crime scene.
Unnatural Exposure boasts brisk storytelling, crackling dialogue, evocative prose about forensic-science sleuthing, and crisp character sketches, both of familiar characters like Scarpetta's gruff partner Pete Marino and bit players like the landfill employee falsely accused by Ring. Plus, let's face it: serial killers are old hat. Cornwell's most vivid villains are highly plausible backstabbing colleagues like Ring, who plots to destroy Lucy's FBI career by outing her as a lesbian. Some readers object to the rather abrupt ending, but, hey, it's less jarring than Hannibal's, and it's the logical culmination of Cornwell's philosophy about human nature.
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It was a very exciting beginning and middle but the ending was a little bit of a let down. Still an enjoyable book.
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Another page turner in the Kay Scarpetta series. A great read!
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Cornwell easily works the plot action around the lives of the characters, making it seamless and without distraction. And th action keeps everything moving. I particularly liked a part where evedence had to be carried to a top secret army unit for testing. She is able to convey feelings without mincing too many words around. Good read, dispite a some what anticlimatic ending.
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As usual Cornwell keeps your interest through out the book. What was unusual is that I figured out who dunit before the end of the book.
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The usual Kay Scarpetta thriller. Great airplane, weekend vacation read.
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AWESOME READ!!!!!
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Kay Scarpetta novel
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great book - lots of suspense!!
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BOOK ABOUT FAST PACED AND ENTERTAINING,INCREDIBLE USE OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY TO TRACK DOWN A KILLER IS AN EDUCATIION IN ITSELF
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The 8th book in the series featuring Dr. Kay Scarpetta who is a chief medical examiner in Richmond, Virginia.
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This is a great Scarpetta read!
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I was up half the night with this one. What an imagination!
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Virginia Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has a bloody puzzle on her hands: five headless, limbless cadavers in Ireland, plus four similar victims in a landfill back home. Is a serial butcher loose in Virginia? That's what the panicked public thinks, thanks to a local TV reporter who got the leaked news from her boyfriend, Scarpetta's vile rival, Investigator Percy Ring. But the butchered bodies are so many red herrings intended to throw idiots like Ring off the track. Instead of a run-of-the-mill serial killer, we're dealing with a shadowy figure who has plans involving mutant smallpox, mass murder, and messing with Scarpetta's mind by e-mailing her gory photos of the murder scenes, along with cryptic AOL chat-room messages.
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Even though this one was short, it was probably the best book in the series. The villain actually caught me by surprise and the ending didn't feel rushed like others have prior. Definitely looking forward to reading the next book after this one!
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta explores cyberspace to find a killer bold enough to send her photos of the dead victim via the Internet. Not only does the murderer seem to strike in Europe and the United States, but the killer also contaminates the victims with deadly viruses, leaving a potentially lethal surprise for the forensic investigator.
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A dismembered body thought to be the victim of a serial killer turns out to be something entirely different when the corpse is discovered to be infected with a smallpox-like disease. It's up to M.E. Kay Scarpetta to track the mystery to its source.
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I love all of the Patricia Cornwell books and have read them all twice.
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A Kay Scarpetta mystery. Relentlessly intense.
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Another thriller....very intense...Scarpetta is back on her game and in peak form.
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A body is discovered in a Virginia landfill. The details--expert removal of head and limbs--mirror that of a case Dr. Kay Scarpeta has been investigating in Ireland. But for Scarpetta, the game has only just begun. The killer boldly contacts her via the Internet, signing off with the ominous screen name deadoc. As her investigation deepens, Scarpetta discovers that the victim in Virginia was exposed to a rare smallpox-like virus before she was killed, and that Scarpetta herself could be infected.
Now she knows she is up against a killer unlike any she has pursued before--a relentless psychopath with acccess to an incredibly sophisticated arsenal of deadly force. And with a very personal interest in seeing Kay Scarpetta suffer.
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Pretty good. I enjoy the ones with Lucy in them. She should write a whole new series based on Lucy, FBI Agent, don't you think?
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Incredible story and superbly written, as all of her books are. Kay Scarpetta again a great heroine
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another thriller, she is a great writer
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It's been a while since I've read it, but I remember it being full of suspense.
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Very good book I really enjoyed it
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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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When the body of an elderly woman is found dismembered in a Virginia landfill, forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta initially believes that the clues mirror that of a serial killer she's encountered before. But upon further investigation she discovers puzzling pox-like eruptions on the woman's body that, perhaps, point in another direction.

The killer then contacts Scarpetta via e-mail, and she enlists the aid of her computer-savvy niece, Lucy, to help track this monster through cyberspace. When Scarpetta learns that the Virginia victim was exposed to a high-tech virus that might unleash an epidemic, she begins to realize that she's dealing with a sophisticated and devious mind.

Her investigation leads her to the government's biological defense facility in Utah and to Atlanta's Center for Disease Control--and eventually to quarantine, when it's discovered that Scarpetta has been exposed to this often fatal virus. Along the way, she's forced to deal with the unscrupulous ambitions of a slick FBI agent, Lucy's problems, and her own turbulent feelings for Agent Wesley Benton.
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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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Kay Scarpetta investigates a case that resembles another that she's working on. But this one may have exposed her to small-pox.
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A Kay Scarpetta mystery.
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Patricia is the best author of this kind of book
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A body is discovered in a Virginia landfill. The details--experct removal of head and limbs--mirror that of a case Dr. Kay Scarpetta has been investigating in Ireland. But for Scarpetta, the game has only just begun. The killer boldly contacts her via the Internet, signing off with the ominous screen name deadoc. As her investigation deepens, Scarpetta discovers that the victim in Virginia was exposed to a rare smallpox-like virus before she was killed, and that Scarpetta herself could be infected.

Now she knows she is up against a killer unlike any she has pursued before--a relentless psychopath with access to an incredibly sophisticated arsenal of deadly force. And with a very personal interest in seeing Kay Scarpetta suffer.
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A body is discovered in a Virginia landfill. The details--expert removal of head and limbs--mirror that of a case Dr. Kay Scarpetta has been investigating in Ireland. But for Scarpetta, the game has only just begun. The killer bodly contacts her via the Internet, signing off with the ominous screen name deadoc. As her investigation deepens, Scarpetta discovers that the victim in Virginia was exposed to a rare smallpox-like virus before she was kills, and that Scarpetta herself could be infected.
Now that she knows she is up against a killer unlike any she has pursued before--a relentless psychopath with access to an incredibly sophisticated arsenal of deadly force. And with a very personal interest in seeing Kay Scarpetta suffer.


Patricia Cornwell is an amazing writer. The drags you in from the first page and keeps you wanting to find out whodunit. You'll have to read it all to find that out!
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a great read ,love Patricia Cornwell books
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One of her best!!!
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A body is discovered in a Virginia landfill. The details--expert removal of head and limbs--mirror that of a case Dr. Kay Scarpetta has ben investigating in Ireland. But for Scarpetta, the game has only just begun. The killer boldly contacts her via the Internet, signing off with the ominous screen name Deadoc. As her investigation deepens, Scarpetta discoverse that the victim in Virginia was exposed to a rare smallpox-like virus before she was killed and that Scarpetta herself could be infected.
Now she knows she is up against a killer unlike any she has pursued before--a relentless psychopath with access to an incredibly sophisticated arsenal of deadly force. And with a very personal interest in seeing Kay Scarpetta suffer.
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Murder mystery great! Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta gets the most difficult murder cases to solve A body is discovered in a VA landfill..expert removal of head and limbs. The killer boldly contacts her on the internet and the investigation deepens. She is up against a killer unlike any she has pursued before. A relentless psychopath.
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Love all the Kay Scarpetta mysteries. This one was great.
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I'm not a huge fan of Patricia Cornwell. This was given to me as a gift. It has pretty good reviews on amazon.com.
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PB #1 NY Times Bestseller, 367pp's
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Good Cornwell book and I've read them all several times. Full of unusual angles, it connects the sick serial killer from other books.