Flesh And Blood by Patricia Cornwell audiobook

Flesh And Blood: A Scarpetta Novel

By Patricia Cornwell
Read by Lorelei King

HarperCollins Publishers

The Kay Scarpetta Series: Book 22

12.16 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781443440622

It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, and she’s about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there’s been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. No one has heard or seen a thing. In this 22nd Scarpetta novel, the master forensic sleuth finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims appear to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to indicate where the killer will strike next. First New Jersey, then Massachusetts, and then the murky depths off the coast of South Florida, where Scarpetta investigates a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze. And it is there that she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta’s own flesh and blood.

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A New York Times bestseller

An Apple iBooks bestseller in Mysteries & Thrillers

It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, and she’s about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there’s been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. No one has heard or seen a thing.

In this 22nd Scarpetta novel, the master forensic sleuth finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims appear to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to indicate where the killer will strike next. First New Jersey, then Massachusetts, and then the murky depths off the coast of South Florida, where Scarpetta investigates a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze. And it is there that she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta’s own flesh and blood.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Series fans may be pleasantly shocked by the return of a once-vanquished nemesis.” Publishers Weekly
“Lorelei King deftly navigates the serpentine plotting in Cornwell’s twenty-second Scarpetta novel…King keeps the action humming. She carefully develops character and atmosphere while dealing with political unrest, extremists, terrorism, and murders—old and new. She brings warmth to the usually cool Scarpetta, especially those moments with her husband, FBI profiler Benton Wesley, and during her childhood reminiscences.” AudioFile
“Everyone knows Scarpetta; she has the wit, intelligence, and strength that any forensic sleuth should own. This never-stop action plot is yet another gift to readers from Patricia Cornwell—a literary artist that is never going to stop writing some of the best and most memorable thrillers out there.” Suspense magazine

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Author

Author Bio: Patricia Cornwell

Author Bio: Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Kay Scarpetta series. Her bestsellers include Dust, The Bone Bed, Red Mist, 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. Dr. Kay Scarpetta was awarded the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author. Patricia Cornwell lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English