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Dust - Scarpetta (Book 21)

Patricia Cornwell

From the world's number-one bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has just returned from working one of the worst mass murders in U.S. history when she's awakened at an early hour by Detective Pete Marino. A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT and it's suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineer Gail Shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy Cambridge bar. It appears she's been murdered, mere weeks before the trial of her $100 million lawsuit against her former financial managers, and Scarpetta doubts it's a coincidence. She also fears the case may have a connection with her computer genius niece, Lucy. At a glance there is no sign of what killed Gail Shipton, but she's covered with a fine dust that under ultraviolet light fluoresces brilliantly in three vivid colors, what Scarpetta calls a mineral fingerprint. Clearly the body has been posed with chilling premeditation that is symbolic and meant to shock, and Scarpetta has reason to worry that the person responsible is the Capital Murderer, whose most recent sexual homicides have terrorized Washington, D.C. Stunningly, Scarpetta will discover that her FBI profiler husband, Benton Wesley, is convinced that certain people in the government, including his boss, don't want the killer caught. In Dust, Scarpetta and her colleagues are up against a force far more sinister than a sexual predator who fits the criminal classification of a "spectacle killer." The murder of Gail Shipton soon leads deep into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology, organized crime, and shocking corruption at the highest levels. With unparalleled high-tension suspense and the latest in forensic technology, Patricia Cornwell once again proves her exceptional ability to surprise-and to thrill.

From the world's number-one bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has just returned from working one of the worst mass murders in U.S. history when she's awakened at an early hour by Detective Pete Marino. A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT and it's suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineer Gail Shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy Cambridge bar. It appears she's been murdered, mere weeks before the trial of her $100 million lawsuit against her former financial managers, and Scarpetta doubts it's a coincidence. She also fears the case may have a connection with her computer genius niece, Lucy. At a glance there is no sign of what killed Gail Shipton, but she's covered with a fine dust that under ultraviolet light fluoresces brilliantly in three vivid colors, what Scarpetta calls a mineral fingerprint. Clearly the body has been posed with chilling premeditation that is symbolic and meant to shock, and Scarpetta has reason to worry that the person responsible is the Capital Murderer, whose most recent sexual homicides have terrorized Washington, D.C. Stunningly, Scarpetta will discover that her FBI profiler husband, Benton Wesley, is convinced that certain people in the government, including his boss, don't want the killer caught. In Dust, Scarpetta and her colleagues are up against a force far more sinister than a sexual predator who fits the criminal classification of a "spectacle killer." The murder of Gail Shipton soon leads deep into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology, organized crime, and shocking corruption at the highest levels. With unparalleled high-tension suspense and the latest in forensic technology, Patricia Cornwell once again proves her exceptional ability to surprise-and to thrill.
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From the world's number-one bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has just returned from working one of the worst mass murders in U.S. history when she's awakened at an early hour by Detective Pete Marino. A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT and it's suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineer Gail Shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy Cambridge bar. It appears she's been murdered, mere weeks before the trial of her $100 million lawsuit against her former financial managers, and Scarpetta doubts it's a coincidence. She also fears the case may have a connection with her computer genius niece, Lucy. At a glance there is no sign of what killed Gail Shipton, but she's covered with a fine dust that under ultraviolet light fluoresces brilliantly in three vivid colors, what Scarpetta calls a mineral fingerprint. Clearly the body has been posed with chilling premeditation that is symbolic and meant to shock, and Scarpetta has reason to worry that the person responsible is the Capital Murderer, whose most recent sexual homicides have terrorized Washington, D.C. Stunningly, Scarpetta will discover that her FBI profiler husband, Benton Wesley, is convinced that certain people in the government, including his boss, don't want the killer caught. In Dust, Scarpetta and her colleagues are up against a force far more sinister than a sexual predator who fits the criminal classification of a "spectacle killer." The murder of Gail Shipton soon leads deep into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology, organized crime, and shocking corruption at the highest levels. With unparalleled high-tension suspense and the latest in forensic technology, Patricia Cornwell once again proves her exceptional ability to surprise-and to thrill.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

14h 7m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

25:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

21:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

29:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

24:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

19:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

22:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

18:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

20:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

22:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

17:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

24:52