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Patricia Cornwell’s new thriller, Scarpetta, transplants our favorite forensic pathologist far outside her South Carolina comfort zone to the Big Apple, where something's rotten to the core….
Called in as a favor to the NYPD, Kay Scarpetta now finds herself in Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric prison ward looking into the wild eyes of a savagely disfigured prisoner, and she can’t help wondering what she's gotten herself into. The patient, Oscar Bane, rattling his handcuffs and chains in distress, begs Kay to believe that while his injuries were sustained during the course of a young woman’s brutal murder, he didn’t do it. The truth, Bane claims, is that he’s in as much danger as the victim was.
It’s tough to put any faith in a maniac’s rantings, but as more women die, it seems as though Bane could be telling the truth. With her husband, forensic psychologist, Benton Wesley, and her niece, Lucy, who has recently formed her own forensic computer investigation firm, Kay continues to seach for answers with the certainty that whoever is committing the crimes has one very sick agenda. And as always, Patricia Cornwell leads us through shocking twists and turns until we find out what it is.
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