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Scarpetta (en español)

Scarpetta (en español)

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by Patricia Cornwell
     
 

Kay Scarpetta abandona su consulta privada dedicada a la patología forense en Charleston y acepta una misión en Nueva York, donde la policía la ha requerido en el hospital penal psiquiátrico para que examine a un herido. El paciente, Oscar Bane, aquejado de enanismo, se niega a ser reconocido por ningún otro médico. Cuando

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Kay Scarpetta abandona su consulta privada dedicada a la patología forense en Charleston y acepta una misión en Nueva York, donde la policía la ha requerido en el hospital penal psiquiátrico para que examine a un herido. El paciente, Oscar Bane, aquejado de enanismo, se niega a ser reconocido por ningún otro médico. Cuando Kay comienza a examinarlo, Bane le cuenta una historia absolutamente rocambolesca. ¿Acaso Bane es un acosador obsesionado con Scarpetta? ¿O quizá su relato paranoico es verdad, y es él quien es espiado, perseguido y acosado por el verdadero asesino? Lo único que Scarpetta sabe con certeza es que una mujer ha sido torturada y asesinada... y que a esta muerte violenta la seguirán otras. Poco a poco, emerge una inexplicable y horrible verdad: quienquiera que esté cometiendo los crímenes sabe en todo momento dónde está su presa. ¿Es una persona, un gobierno? ¿Y cuál es la conexión entre las víctimas? En los días siguientes, Scarpetta, su marido el psicólogo forense Benton Wesley y su sobrina Lucy, que recientemente ha montado su propia empresa de investigación forense informatizada en Nueva York, emprenderán una angustiosa persecución a través del ciberespacio y las calles de la ciudad, una odisea que los conducirá a lugares desconocidos y a otros demasiado familiares. A lo largo de toda la novela, Cornwell proporciona giros inesperados y el tipo de tecnología punta que sólo ella sabe ofrecer. Una vez más, demuestra su excepcional capacidad paraentretener y fascinar al lector.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

At the start of bestseller Cornwell's plodding 16th thriller to feature Dr. Kay Scarpetta (after Book of the Dead), the forensic pathologist-who recently relocated to Belmont, Mass., with her forensic psychologist husband-is called to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital for reasons that don't become clear until she gets there. Oscar Bane, who voluntarily committed himself to Bellevue while denying he brutally murdered his girlfriend, refuses to speak to anyone except the high-profile Scarpetta. Bane, Scarpetta discovers, is obsessed with her. Meanwhile, someone masquerading as Scarpetta is lurking in cyberspace and supplying an online gossip site with dirty secrets about the doctor. For help on the murder case, Scarpetta turns to her computer whiz niece and a macho former colleague whose shocking actions in Book of the Dead severely damaged his relationship with Scarpetta. With a plot full of holes and frustrating red herrings, this entry falls short of the high standard set by earlier volumes in this iconic series. (Dec.)

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Kirkus Reviews
Dr. Kay Scarpetta celebrates her 20th anniversary as a larger-than-life medical examiner by taking on a case of murder among little people. Hours after his 4'1" girlfriend Terri Bridges observes New Year's Eve by getting herself strangled, equally short Dr. Oscar Bane checks himself voluntarily into New York's Bellevue Hospital and begs to unburden himself to Scarpetta. Jaime Berger, the combative sex-crimes prosecutor in charge of the case, instantly has Scarpetta flown in from Boston. Scarpetta swiftly gets Oscar to admit that his injuries are self-inflicted, but nothing he says helps to clear up the mysteries of why Terri, a graduate student in forensic pathology, was obsessed with Scarpetta, or why the fluid sample taken from her body included the DNA of a 78-year-old paraplegic woman from Palm Beach. Stung by a series of scurrilous attacks via an online site called Gotham Gotcha, Scarpetta manfully works the case, but it's not easy to focus on the killer when there's so much bad blood among the series regulars: Berger, Scarpetta, her profiler husband Benton Wesley, her niece Lucy Farinelli and Pete Marino, the hot-headed, besotted investigator who assaulted Scarpetta the last time they worked together (Book of the Dead, 2007). Despite dozens of promising clues and reams of forensic evidence, in fact, all roads in the case lead inexorably back to Scarpetta. The title perfectly suits a challenging mystery that's only a pendant to the endless soap opera revolving around a heroine who just can't stop posing for Mt. Rushmore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788466642866
Publisher:
Ediciones B
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Series:
Kay Scarpetta (Foreign Language Editions) Series, #16
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

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