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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 Burton

Length:

7h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:19


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:36


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:15


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:09


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:46


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:57


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:34


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:51


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:59


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:19


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:49


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:59


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:37


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:01


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:19


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:31