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Punto de partida by Patricia D. Cornwell

Punto de partida (original 1998; edition 2001)

by Patricia D. Cornwell

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Title:Punto de partida
Authors:Patricia D. Cornwell
Info:Suma De Letras (2001), Paperback
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Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell (1998)



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A Kay Scarpetta Novel
  LanternLibrary | Sep 1, 2017 |
The clues to a series of remorseless killings go up in smoke—and only Kay Scarpetta can find them.
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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
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 |
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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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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 medical examiner Kay Scarpetta finds herself up against a killer who hides his crimes with fire

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