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Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell

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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Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell (1998)



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The clues to a series of remorseless killings go up in smoke—and only Kay Scarpetta can find them.
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Number 9 in the Scarpetta series, found it average in story and character development. It's got only a few twists and turns, with exciting chases and a mystery or two, Fun, but not exciting. ( )
  buffalogr | Sep 2, 2014 |
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

  aletheia21 | Oct 13, 2013 |
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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)
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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The devastating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains--the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis Carrie Grethen has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somehow involved, the investigation becomes personal. Tragedy strikes close to home. And Scarpetta must match Grethen 's every move with one of her own to douse the inferno of evil that threatens everyone around her...
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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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