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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:

Mary Stuart Masterson

Length:

5h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:34


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:58


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:39


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:53


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:05


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

00:58