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Scarpetta - Scarpetta (Book 16)

Patricia Cornwell

View our feature on Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta. From America's #1 bestselling crime writers comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk-and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard. The injuries, he says, were sustained in the course of a murder . . . that he did not commit. Is Bane a criminally insane stalker who has fixed on Scarpetta? Or is his paranoid tale true, and it is he who is being spied on, followed and stalked by the actual killer? The one thing Scarpetta knows for certain is that a woman has been tortured and murdered-and more violent deaths will follow. Gradually, an inexplicable and horrifying truth emerges: Whoever is committing the crimes knows where his prey is at all times. Is it a person, a government? And what is the connection between the victims? In the days that follow, Scarpetta; her forensic psychologist husband, Benton Wesley; and her niece, Lucy, who has recently formed her own forensic computer investigation firm in New York, will undertake a harrowing chase through cyberspace and the all-too-real streets of the city-an odyssey that will take them at once to places they never knew, and much, much too close to home. Throughout, Cornwell delivers shocking twists and turns, and the kind of cutting-edge technology that only she can provide. Once again, she proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall. Watch a Video

View our feature on Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta. From America's #1 bestselling crime writers comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk-and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard. The injuries, he says, were sustained in the course of a murder . . . that he did not commit. Is Bane a criminally insane stalker who has fixed on Scarpetta? Or is his paranoid tale true, and it is he who is being spied on, followed and stalked by the actual killer? The one thing Scarpetta knows for certain is that a woman has been tortured and murdered-and more violent deaths will follow. Gradually, an inexplicable and horrifying truth emerges: Whoever is committing the crimes knows where his prey is at all times. Is it a person, a government? And what is the connection between the victims? In the days that follow, Scarpetta; her forensic psychologist husband, Benton Wesley; and her niece, Lucy, who has recently formed her own forensic computer investigation firm in New York, will undertake a harrowing chase through cyberspace and the all-too-real streets of the city-an odyssey that will take them at once to places they never knew, and much, much too close to home. Throughout, Cornwell delivers shocking twists and turns, and the kind of cutting-edge technology that only she can provide. Once again, she proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall. Watch a Video
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View our feature on Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta. From America's #1 bestselling crime writers comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk-and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard. The injuries, he says, were sustained in the course of a murder . . . that he did not commit. Is Bane a criminally insane stalker who has fixed on Scarpetta? Or is his paranoid tale true, and it is he who is being spied on, followed and stalked by the actual killer? The one thing Scarpetta knows for certain is that a woman has been tortured and murdered-and more violent deaths will follow. Gradually, an inexplicable and horrifying truth emerges: Whoever is committing the crimes knows where his prey is at all times. Is it a person, a government? And what is the connection between the victims? In the days that follow, Scarpetta; her forensic psychologist husband, Benton Wesley; and her niece, Lucy, who has recently formed her own forensic computer investigation firm in New York, will undertake a harrowing chase through cyberspace and the all-too-real streets of the city-an odyssey that will take them at once to places they never knew, and much, much too close to home. Throughout, Cornwell delivers shocking twists and turns, and the kind of cutting-edge technology that only she can provide. Once again, she proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall. Watch a Video

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

15h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:28


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:03


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:19


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:30


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:33


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:11


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:44


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:47


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:05


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:00


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:03


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:26


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:56


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:34


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:24


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:16


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:43


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:47


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:20


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:22


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:09


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:36


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:49


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:45


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:17


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:05


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:48


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:58


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:09


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:53


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:29


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:54


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:16


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:32


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:07


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:44


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:30


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:56


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:52


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:34


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:56


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:21


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:28


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:21


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:52


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:55


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:01


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:00


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:36


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:23


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:27


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:59


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:03


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:10


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:52


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:13


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

09:47


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:33


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

09:19


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

02:20


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:56


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:33


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:17


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:07


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:07


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:12


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:47


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:10


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:11


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:41


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

00:32