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Identidad desconocida (original 1999; edition 2008)

by Patricia D. Cornwell

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Title:Identidad desconocida
Authors:Patricia D. Cornwell
Info:Berkley (2008), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 544 pages
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This was an interesting story, although I felt like things were a bit over complicated in some areas and lacking in others. For example, her relationship with Tucker was too simplified. When they first met it felt like they were too familiar and things moved exceedingly fast. On the other hand her needed to travel to France was an over complicated portion to tie the killers and victims together. ( )
  LiteraryW | Mar 19, 2018 |
Great fast read detective novel as all of Cornwall’s are. ( )
  KarenHerndon | Feb 24, 2018 |
Je gardais un assez bon souvenir des précédents Patricia Cornwell que j'avais lus il y a fort fort longtemps: pas de la grande littérature, mais une bonne intrigue, un bon suspens, des personnages assez bien construits.
Bon, y a un peu de tout ça ici, mais il y a AUSSI trop d'intrigues différentes s'entremêlant avec des liens assez louches des unes aux autres, trop de bons sentiments pas très compatibles avec les caractères des uns et des autres, trop de coïncidences improbables, TROP. Et quand le lecteur SAIT que l'héroïne ne devrait pas faire ci ou ça, alors l'héroïne DEVRAIT SAVOIR qu'elle ne doit pas faire ci ou ça. Pourtant elle le fait, cette idiote, c'est navrant et énervant. ( )
  elisala | Feb 16, 2018 |
Been some time since I read a Scarpetta novel, so recollection is that level of quality was better in others. Marino character in particular was way overdone. Sure, we get that he is a surly cop with an attitude, but he gets portrayed as maniacal and childish. Lots of reminiscing about Benton, to the point I began to wonder whether Cornwell didn't have enough material for the book and needed to add filler.

There was the interesting forensic facts about the killer, but they almost seemed jammed in there because they are part of the formula. ( )
  skraft001 | Feb 25, 2017 |
The 10th book in the series starts with the discovery of a decomposing body in a shipping container. While investigating it appears there is a serial killer on the loose whose violence is escalating out of control. Kay is also marking a year since the death of her boyfriend Benton and is not coping at all well. Her niece is working undercover and seems not to care about her own safety and there is someone pretending to be Kay online. As the story develops it becomes clear that everyone she loves is in danger.

I approached this book with an open mind as it has many negative reviews but I really enjoyed it. The interplay between Kay and Marino is written well as he struggles to protect her from herself.(the detective has been put back into uniform by the new chief of police who seems out to get rid of all those who oppose her)

This is a quick read but no less powerful for that.

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  Northern_Light | Dec 20, 2016 |
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Jukarainen, ErkkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
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My Dearest Kay, I am sitting on the porch, staring out at Lake Michigan as a sharp wind reminds me I need to cut my hair.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0425175405, Mass Market Paperback)

It's Christmastime in Richmond, Virginia, but no one seems merry--least of all Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, back for her 10th outing as a crime-solving coroner. Actress Kate Reading also returns, reading her third unabridged audio for Patricia Cornwell's death-drenched series. This one finds Scarpetta still recovering from the murder of her lover and in a generally foul mood as an investigation of a badly decomposed body leads her to INTERPOL, and eventually, Paris. Series regulars Police Detective Pete Marino, recently demoted, and niece Lucy are in equally cantankerous states of mind, resulting in more blue language than Cornwell regulars may be used to. Reading proves she's up to the task, maintaining multiple distinct voices and highlighting the occasional humor in the overwhelmingly dark novel. A London-based stage actress, she captivates the listener without careening into melodrama. (Running time: 12.5 hours, 8 cassettes) --Kimberly Heinrichs

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A cargo ship arriving from Belgium at Richmond's Deep Water Terminal is discovered to be transporting a locked, sealed container holding the decomposed remains of a stowaway. Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta is on the case. Author Web site. "Patricia Cornwell lights a fire under familiar characters--and sparks her hottest adventure in years," wrote People magazine about Point of Origin, the instant #1 bestseller by America's premier crime writer. "Evil always smolders when it seems to be doused," said The Atlanta Constitution. "Scarpettans know to keep their security systems armed until the next installment." Now Cornwell delivers a high-stakes Kay Scarpetta novel with an intrigue that will take Kay an ocean's length away from home. The nightmare begins when a cargo ship arriving at Richmond's Deep Water Terminal from Belgium is discovered to be transporting a locked, sealed container holding the decomposed remains of a stowaway. The autopsy performed by Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta initially reveals neither a cause of death nor an identification. But the victim's personal effects and an odd tattoo take Scarpetta on a hunt for information that leads to INTERPOL's headquarters in Lyon, France, where she receives critical instructions: go to the Paris morgue to receive forbidden, secret evidence and then return to Virginia to carry out a mission. It is a mission that could ruin her career. In a story that careens across international borders, Black Notice puts Dr. Kay Scarpetta directly in harm's way and places her and those she holds dear at mortal risk.… (more)

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