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The Scarpetta Factor Summary
It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpettadespite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNNto 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 callin from a former psychiatrist patient of Benton Wesley's. When she returns after the show to the apartment where she and Benton live, she finds an ominous packagepossibly a bombwaiting 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 millionaires with whom Lucy seems to have shared a secret past.
The Scarpetta Factor Reviews
"[I]t's the dark past of Scarpetta's psychologist husband, Benton Wesley....that binds the disparate pieces together and make this one of Cornwell's stronger recent efforts." - Publishers Weekly
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Patricia Cornwell Author Biography
New York Times bestselling novelist Patricia Daniels Cornwell is the
only woman in the United States to receive England's coveted Gold Dagger,
widely considered to be the most prestigious crime-writing award in the world.
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