The Bone Bed - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 20 Author:Patricia Cornwell A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why. But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist&rsq... more »uo;s disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.
When she turns to those around her, Scarpetta finds that the danger and suspicion have penetrated even her closest circles. Her niece Lucy speaks in riddles. Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI forensic psychologist and husband, Benton Wesley, have secrets of their own. Feeling alone and betrayed, Scarpetta is tempted by someone from her past as she tracks a killer both cunning and cruel.
This is Kay Scarpetta as you have never seen her before. The Bone Bed is a must read for any fan of this series, or an ideal starting point for new readers.« less
Kay & her associates hunt a killer targeting mature women. As like in the last few Scarpetta novels, Kay seems very hardened to me. Not quite as likable as in the beginning. I find her alittle snotty, noone is quite as smart as she is. I'm not sure why Marino sticks around except for the fact he loves Kay. It was still a good Scarpetta book, just wish more of her soft human side was shown,like her time in the kitchen.
I bought this book as a gift for my husband. He has read all of Patricia Cornwell's books. He says he thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were well-developed and this novel had a nice flow, as all of this author's books do. As a former police officer, my husband likes this sort of novel since it has a lot of details that he knows a lot about. He is waiting for Ms. Cornwell's next novel.