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Trace (2004)

by Patricia Cornwell

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Series: Kay Scarpetta (13)

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Now freelancing from south Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia, the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Investigating the death of a young girl, she must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak-and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear. ( )
  Tutter | Feb 26, 2015 |
One thing I like about the Scarpetta novels, a very long series by now, is that you do not have to read them in order. I haven't. I dip in every now and then and I'm right at home. Just enough of the past to keep me updated, and not so much that I may as well be reading the last book again. This episode concerns that past in part, starting with a mysterious pair of deaths that should not be related but are because of a strange bit of trace evidence that could have been cross contamination. From that little bit, a bigger plot is exposed and the day ends well for our heroes. Life goes on and we wait for tomorrow. ( )
  susanbeamon | Jan 31, 2015 |
This was my first Scarpetta novel, so I must admit to having to Wikipedia to resort to some context, which, in itself was mildly annoying - I never knew what was new and what was implied knowledge... this combined with Lucy's over-the-top personality, the complicated relationship with Benton, and the extremely complicated story and I had a hard time getting into the story.
This said, I really liked Scarpetta's personality, her relationship with Marino, the decor and the scientific appeal to the story...
I think that going back to the beginning would give me a better appreciation for the series; worth a try! ( )
  Cecilturtle | Aug 24, 2014 |
yes
  cmakny | Aug 14, 2013 |
This is the last Scarpetta novel I'm ever going to read. I wish I'd stopped several books ago when she started bringing characters back from the dead soap opera style. The early books were great yarns but somewhere along the line Cornwell started phoning it in. ( )
  bsquaredinoz | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Patricia Cornwellprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Amoroso, LisaCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dewey, AmandaDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harper, WalterCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ligterink, YolandeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
P, Cornwellsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Reading, KateNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shulgin, Irene M.Author photosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Ruth and Billy Graham. I know no others like you, and I love you.
My thanks to Julia Cameron for guiding me along the Artist's Way.
To Charlie and Marty.
All of you make it possible.
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Yellow bulldozers hack earth and stone in an old city block that has seen more death than most modern wars, and Kay Scarpetta slows her rental SUV almost to a stop.
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Now freelancing from south Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia, the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Investigating the death of a young girl, she must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak-and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear.

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Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia from freelancing in South Florida at the request of the recently appointed Chief Medical Examiner to solve the murder of a 14-year-old girl, but she finds that nothing is as she left it. Her former lab is being demolished; the chief isn't really the one who requested her; her former assistant chief has has personal problems that he refuses to reveal; and a glamorous FBI agent meddles with the case.… (more)

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