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The Scarpetta Factor - Scarpetta (Book 17)

Patricia Cornwell

From the world's #1 bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta-despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN- to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events. She is asked live on the air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead. Moments later during the same telecast, she receives a startling call-in from a former psychiatric patient of Benton Wesley's. When she returns after the show to the apartment where she and Benton live, she finds an ominous package-possibly a bomb-waiting for her at the front desk. Soon the apparent threat on Scarpetta's life finds her embroiled in a surreal plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionairess with whom Lucy seems to have shared a secret past. Scarpetta's CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called The Scarpetta Factor. Given the bizarre events already in play, she fears that her growing fame will generate the illusion that she has a "special factor," a mythical ability to solve all her cases. She wonders if she will end up like other TV personalities: her own stereotype. The Scarpetta Factor, the seventeenth in the series, finds the familiar cast of characters together again in New York. Marino is working for the NYPD; Benton Wesley uses his forensic psycho­logical expertise at Kirby and Bellevue; and Lucy continues to dazzle with her expertise in forensic computer investigations as she works yet another case with NY prosecutor Jaime Berger. Watch a Video

From the world's #1 bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta-despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN- to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events. She is asked live on the air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead. Moments later during the same telecast, she receives a startling call-in from a former psychiatric patient of Benton Wesley's. When she returns after the show to the apartment where she and Benton live, she finds an ominous package-possibly a bomb-waiting for her at the front desk. Soon the apparent threat on Scarpetta's life finds her embroiled in a surreal plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionairess with whom Lucy seems to have shared a secret past. Scarpetta's CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called The Scarpetta Factor. Given the bizarre events already in play, she fears that her growing fame will generate the illusion that she has a "special factor," a mythical ability to solve all her cases. She wonders if she will end up like other TV personalities: her own stereotype. The Scarpetta Factor, the seventeenth in the series, finds the familiar cast of characters together again in New York. Marino is working for the NYPD; Benton Wesley uses his forensic psycho­logical expertise at Kirby and Bellevue; and Lucy continues to dazzle with her expertise in forensic computer investigations as she works yet another case with NY prosecutor Jaime Berger. Watch a Video
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From the world's #1 bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta-despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN- to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events. She is asked live on the air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead. Moments later during the same telecast, she receives a startling call-in from a former psychiatric patient of Benton Wesley's. When she returns after the show to the apartment where she and Benton live, she finds an ominous package-possibly a bomb-waiting for her at the front desk. Soon the apparent threat on Scarpetta's life finds her embroiled in a surreal plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionairess with whom Lucy seems to have shared a secret past. Scarpetta's CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called The Scarpetta Factor. Given the bizarre events already in play, she fears that her growing fame will generate the illusion that she has a "special factor," a mythical ability to solve all her cases. She wonders if she will end up like other TV personalities: her own stereotype. The Scarpetta Factor, the seventeenth in the series, finds the familiar cast of characters together again in New York. Marino is working for the NYPD; Benton Wesley uses his forensic psycho­logical expertise at Kirby and Bellevue; and Lucy continues to dazzle with her expertise in forensic computer investigations as she works yet another case with NY prosecutor Jaime Berger. Watch a Video

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

16h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:32


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:36


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:52


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:51


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:57


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:40


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:44


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:06


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:39


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:34


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:41


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:24


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:11


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:18


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:14


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:23


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:55


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:48


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:28


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:50


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:49


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:16


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:02


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

10:02


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:59


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:01


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:32


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:46


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:43


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:59


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:07


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:36


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:36


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

10:08


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:22


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:41


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:43


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:24


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:00


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:08


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:57


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:29


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:41


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:02


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:20


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:28


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:58


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:57


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:49


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:03


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:36


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:12


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:45


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:44


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:45


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:51


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:09


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:46


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:52


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:18


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:38


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:38


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:53


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:48


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:58


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

09:40


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:54


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

08:06


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

00:38