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Point of Origin (original 1998; edition 1999)

by Patricia Cornwell, Patricia Daniels Cornwell

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Title:Point of Origin
Authors:Patricia Cornwell
Other authors:Patricia Daniels Cornwell
Info:Berkley (1999), Paperback, 416 pages
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The good old days of Patricia Cornwell's writing. When the case was the focus and not as much about the messed up relationships. I really enjoy the earlier novels in her series. I have read this multiple times and is one of my go to series when I just need something familiar. ( )
  NicolefromCarmel | May 1, 2014 |
mental patient orchestrates serial murder / mutilations using fire

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  aletheia21 | Oct 13, 2013 |
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  cmakny | Aug 14, 2013 |
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/8230997

Op een bepaald moment lijken alle Scarpetta-thrillers op elkaar. Deze is misschien een uitzondering door de dood van Benton, maar het andere in dit boek heeft geen diepe indruk achtergelaten.
Herlezen en dan een review schrijven, ook voor dit boek.
  BoekenTrol71 | Mar 31, 2013 |
A thought that came to me during Unnatural Exposure happened in this novel. The case of the limbless torsos continues in this story. The basis for this story is arson and charred bodies. Lucy has quit the FBI and Wesley has retired. Pete Marino continues his unhealthy life style of booze, cigarettes, and greasy foods. Luckily in this story, no worker in the morgue is killed. In Cornwell's usual style, arson and helicopter flying are thoroughly explained. Maybe I need to cease reading Cornwell for a while. She has explicit violence, which is usually balanced by Kay's love and concern for Lucy, Wesley, and Pete. After reading these novels, I feel that the world is populated with only evil. ( )
  delphimo | Aug 26, 2011 |
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Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it , because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. (1 Corinthians 3:13)
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With love to Barbara Bush (for the difference you make)
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Benton Wesley was taking off his running shoes in my kitchen when I ran to him, my heart tripping over fear and hate and remembered horror.
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Virginia's chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta is getting ready for a romantic holiday with her retired-FBI-profiler boyfriend, Benton Wesley, when she receives a cryptic and foreboding letter: "Hey DOC, Tick Tock, Sawed bone and fire," it begins. Even more creepy, the taunting note has been signed by Carrie Grethen, the psychotic killer Kay helped send to a psychiatric facility for going on a murder spree with Temple Gault in Cornwell's earlier book Body Farm. Benton believes that Grethen--who also happens to be the former lover of Scarpetta's niece Lucy--has big plans for a comeback. And before Kay and Benton can leave for their trip and discuss it further, Scarpetta is called upon to don yet another professional hat, that of a "consulting forensic pathologist" for the federal government. Someone has burned a highfalutin horse ranch and all of its contents, including a human being, to the ground. Worse, Grethen has escaped and is on the loose and closer to Kay and her beloved than she knows. Point of Origin, the ninth Scarpetta thriller, is classic Cornwell: rich with detail and strong dialogue, and doused with harrowing twists.

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Virginia's chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta matches wits with a wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes. The case begins with a fire in which many horses die and the embers yield a human body.

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