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Predator (Kay Scarpetta Series #14)

Predator (Kay Scarpetta Series #14)

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by Patricia Cornwell
     
 

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Investigating the disappearance of two sisters in Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta follows clues that twist and turn, leading her into the psychopathic depths of a jailed serial killer's mind.

Overview

Investigating the disappearance of two sisters in Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta follows clues that twist and turn, leading her into the psychopathic depths of a jailed serial killer's mind.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Sensationally plotted, with a twist at the end that will leave you gasping for breath.”—The Daily Express (U.K.)

“A fine psychological thriller…recalls the work of writers like Minette Walters or Thomas Harris.”—The Denver Post

“[Readers] will find themselves entertained and surprised by the ending.”—The Stuart News/Port St. Lucie News (Stuart, FL)

“There is a steely authority to the prose.”—The Independent (London)

“Cornwell and her original heroine Kay Scarpetta are both back in top form.”—Birmingham Post

Dr. Kay Scarpetta never gets a real vacation: Good news for us; bad news for her. In Predator, this ever-alert investigator is in tropical Florida, freelancing for the National Forensic Academy. But Kay doesn't have time to catch any rays. A series of teasing psychological clues drives her and her team to snowbound Boston to track down a serial killer who always manages to stay one corpse ahead of the competition. Superlative sleuthing.
Marilyn Stasio
The contrived plot that drags Scarpetta out of the classroom and onto the killing fields in pursuit of a madman…plays out in too fragmented a form to sustain much suspense. But Cornwell opens up a fascinating new field for Scarpetta when she involves her in the study that her lover, a forensic psychologist, is conducting up in Boston with compulsive murderers—terminology he considers more scientifically exact than "serial killers." Whatever you call them, they have the author's attention here, and when she isn't too busy doling out bits of business to Scarpetta's posse of co-sleuths, Cornwell brings them to full, frightening life.
—The New York Times
Library Journal
Now at Florida's National Forensic Academy, Dr. Kay Scarpetta is too busy to enjoy the sun: a nasty villain has burst forth. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425245736
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Series:
Kay Scarpetta Series, #14
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
183,403
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Sensationally plotted, with a twist at the end that will leave you gasping for breath.”—The Daily Express (U.K.)

“A fine psychological thriller…recalls the work of writers like Minette Walters or Thomas Harris.”—The Denver Post

“[Readers] will find themselves entertained and surprised by the ending.”—The Stuart News/Port St. Lucie News (Stuart, FL)

“There is a steely authority to the prose.”—The Independent (London)

“Cornwell and her original heroine Kay Scarpetta are both back in top form.”—Birmingham Post

Meet the Author

Patricia Cornwell's most recent bestsellers include Red Mist, Port Mortuary, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper-Case Closed. Her earlier works include Postmortem-the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year-and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Boston, MA and New York, NY
Date of Birth:
June 9, 1956
Place of Birth:
Miami, Florida
Education:
B.A. in English, Davidson College, 1979; King College
Website:
http://www.patriciacornwell.com

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